One of the most common themes in the line of robotics and automation, as depicted in movies, starts with robots being developed to build robots and these new robots are used to take over the world and destroy mankind. With a grim picture like this always being painted by movies, it is of little wonder that when it comes to robotics, many people are extremely cautious. However, there are more realistic people who do not like robotics and automation for the simple reason that they may have been replaced by a company with a robot or some form of automation.
This anger is understandable, however when looking at the future, it is hardly unexpected and in reality it is very much going to be the norm.When it comes to how different industries will move forward, the most common pattern and theme for these companies is to use factory automation systems that can help them remove the cost and boost productivity. From food to car to defense and in almost every other industry that uses a factory, owners are actively looking for and replacing traditional work forces with automated systems. Despite the higher initial cost, companies have their eyes fixed on the huge long term benefits to the company through the automation of their factories.
This is most common in industries that depend on mass production for success and profits. Except in a few cases where labor is extremely cheap, companies will opt to automate their work floors in order to help speed up the system and also to help make sure that companies maximize profits. Another very common benefit for companies to move to automation and in fact even robotics is for the benefit that through robotic automation the number of errors and the amount of production line material waste can be greatly reduced.
When considering this saving, the savings is not improved in small percentages but the amount of waste is dropped to minor percentages. This is because with automated processes that do the exact same task each and every time, it is possible to ensure that there is almost no mistakes what so ever. With these huge benefits that companies are able to achieve, it is not too surprising when you hear that a company has decided to replace human workforce, which is a much higher cost and prone to errors, with robotics and other forms of process automations. In fact the reality is that if an industry or a company has not yet switched to automation, the most likely will turn to automation most probably in the near future.