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Our lives are becoming more and more robotic as more businesses, organizations, and sectors seek new ways to increase productivity. Covid has had a significant impact on global trends and posed problems for supply-chain management. Integrating robotic technology into business and manufacturing processes allows businesses and industries to meet growing manufacturing needs and creates new business opportunities. Here are the three main trends ABB has identified as driving robotics demand in 2022:

Electric vehicles are reshaping the world order in the automotive manufacturing industry: Many countries are seeking to reduce air pollution from car engines, and the race for electric cars or vehicles that are powered by sustainable energy is in full swing. Growing changes in the field require producers to replace traditional production methods with more modular and flexible ways, including the use of sophisticated robots. It is also expected that the battery manufacturing industry will undergo changes and adjust to the technological demands on the market. 

The e-commerce industry will develop at a rapid pace: who doesn’t shop online these days? Many businesses nowadays must discover innovative strategies to stay up with changing consumer behavior and demand. This has obvious ramifications for various trade channels, as well as for adjusting manufacturing lines and distribution systems for customers who wish to get the product by delivery. According to, the e-commerce industry will go through considerable automation procedures and will embrace autonomous robotic applications of varying sizes.

Robots, robots, and more robots – but what about humans? Nowadays, more accessible and simple-to-use robots aid in the removal of numerous difficulties that businesses and organizations have encountered. Their widespread use in a variety of industries and in firms of all sizes demonstrates that businesses are eager for innovative robotic solutions. The current tendency is to integrate connectivity with more data, which will aid in the creation of robots that can collaborate with people, perform tasks together, and learn through artificial intelligence methods. It will be necessary to know how to get along with robots in the future office, as well as program and run them, so these skills are expected to become standard.

Sounds interesting? Discover more interesting innovations at AUS&R 2022 – the Unmanned Systems and Robotics Conference – the tenth annual event, by iHLS.