With the demand for robotics engineers soaring across the globe, this is the best time to be part of the wave.
The intelligence and obedience of the indefatigable ‘Jarvis’ in the Hollywood flick Iron Man has become almost possible in the upper echelons of science and extreme technology. Today, computerised artificial intelligence systems (A.I.) such as Jarvis are already operating in ways that are beginning to deliver value to the ordinary man. But this is just the beginning, and the benefits of robotics driven automation will soon become a tangible reality for everyday value and needs.
Companies around the world have already started adopting robotic systems for automating various processes within manufacturing or in supply chain, to overcome operational inefficiencies and make data-driven decisions. For instance, e-commerce companies such as Flipkart stock more than 1,00,000 varieties of products in a single warehouse, shipping a mindboggling 2,000 units every minute. Naturally, they stock several units of each of these products in warehouses that size up to 2-3 football fields, in seemingly endless arrays of racks with multiple products each. So, how do these companies handle such scales, and, at the same time, meet the growing consumer demands? It is no surprise that these companies have equipped their warehouses with advanced robotic technology to simplify complex processes, drive efficiency and speed up order processing time, so that they can not only manage high throughputs but also offer services such as ‘same day delivery’ or ‘4-hour delivery’, thereby beating the competition and satisfying the consumers. A similar use of robots in the pharma, healthcare, hospitality, retail, FMCG and many other industries is also increasing. In fact, Bank of America Merrill Lynch predicts that the global robotics market will reach $152.7 billion by 2020. Read More...