Increasingly efficient industrial robots, the future on the factory floor is theirs

Many companies, such as Autodesk Inc, are developing software and peripherals to increase the accuracy and work of robots within industries

What is the most economically productive category of robot? If you're thinking of autonomous vacuum cleaners, medical assistants or machines to help people in public spaces you're off the mark. With 34 billion in revenue, industrial robots are the most interesting part of the market.

The industrial robot represents all those aspects that the less experienced in robotics attribute to such a machine. We're certainly not talking about a cuddly, intelligent little butler for the home. But of mechanical arms capable of working non-stop and without error. And don't think the human part isn't needed. To operate one of these robots inside the factories there are always a group of specialists ready for lightning repairs in case of failures. Because most of the production chain is often in the hands of these kinds of robots. And big breaks are not allowed.

Even more precise robots

How can they, industrial robots, further improve to become even more productive? The answer is being attempted by Autodesk Inc., which is developing a range of software and peripherals to enhance the knowledge and skills of these industrial robots. So that they are always ready to react to unforeseen events during the manufacturing process of a product. In short, the goal is to make them intuitive, like humans, to be able to adapt to different work situations.

The future is of robots

For many within factories, the future is of robots. Not only for an aspect related to the precision and the time of realization of a product. But above all for an economic factor. A U.S. research has shown that for a company an industrial robot costs about 5 euros per hour. While a human employee between taxes, insurance and salary about 30. The data of 2016 then tell us of a sector in very strong growth. In 2015 the industrial robots had generated a total income to the manufacturing companies of about 11 billion dollars. In 12 months, that figure has more than tripled. And 2017 will bring further growth.