Robotics Solutions and Technologies
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Robotics is used across many industries to enable workers to focus on the most-critical and -valuable tasks. Industrial and manufacturing organizations, warehousing and logistics companies, healthcare providers, and retail, banking, and hospitality companies are using robotics solutions to deliver enhanced business outcomes.
Robotics manufacturers need to deliver cutting-edge, scalable solutions at optimal prices. They’re seeking to deliver flexible, high-performance designs to help their customers achieve their goals.
Robots need to be able to see, plan, and act. To do so, they require sensors (such as cameras) that allow them to intake information about the world around them—plus processing power to help them analyze the information and make a decision. Finally, they need actuation tools that allow them to take action in the physical world.
Common software components that are required for robots to operate include:
- Foundational software: Robots need foundational software, such as an operating system, open source robot operating system (ROS) software, and drivers for sensors and other additional hardware components that are on the system, to operate.
- Algorithms: Algorithms allow robots to autonomously navigate and are used for localization, mapping, navigation, and motion estimation.
- Edge server or cloud software: Cloud software applications, such as those for fleet management, simulations, and other micro services, allow AI data analytics to be performed on the raw information sensed and captured by robots. This allows robots to better understand their environment and take appropriate actions.
- Artificial intelligence: Artificial intelligence allows robots to perform tasks faster and more accurately. Depending on what other hardware and software components a robot is equipped with, AI also enables operations such as object detection, classification, natural language processing, and conversational AI.