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We are already living in the future. Our everyday lives are influenced by robots in many ways, whether we’re at home or at work. As artificial intelligence, open source algorithms, and cloud technology have been developed in recent years, they have contributed to creating favorable conditions for robot revolution, which is closer than you might expect.

Robotic technologies, which could revolutionize industry as a whole, are already being implemented in organizations and companies. Small and medium-sized businesses are finding robotic solutions increasingly accessible, and their costs are decreasing as new products emerge. Having said that, what is the robotic future like, and what trends are already clearly apparent? 

Industry robotics shipments worldwide topped 400,000 last year, making the market worth $ 50 billion. With the outbreak of Covid-19, the use of autonomous machines in industry increased, and today it is evident that, similar to artificial intelligence, robotics is applicable to a variety of industries, including:

Logistical and warehouse industries: The field of robotics has already established a solid relationship with the logistics and warehouse industry. Today, it seems that small businesses have more opportunities to participate in the revolution and to use robotic machines to make their businesses more efficient. By combining robotics with big data and artificial intelligence, the field of logistics can provide new opportunities and different methods of working. From picking robots to autonomous carts, the field of robotics offers new possibilities. states that artificial intelligence and machine learning are expected to accelerate the adoption of additional capabilities in the field in the coming years. 

Security: Drone robots have already become commonplace both in the military and for commercial use, including for surveillance and data collection purposes. Emirates Police unveiled its first robot cop as early as 2017, which could, among other things, issue fines to lawbreakers. Moreover, the British military is currently testing the use of autonomous robots to transport goods like fuel and food. 

Production: We are living through the fourth industrial revolution today, which is even more real than ever, as a result of the plague that broke out two years ago. A growing number of factories are looking to integrate Big Data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things into their industrial technologies. As the productive environment is transformed through robotics, production processes and insights will be accelerated as well as safety and efficiency will be enhanced. As of today in Dubai, robots are producing license plates, removing the need for humans to be involved in the process, and this trend seems to be only just beginning.

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