Robotic Approach Towards Post-Pandemic Contactless Culture
Published by : Industrial Automation
The COVID-19 created a kiosk and fear from human contact culture. On the front end of hospitals and other emergency services, providers are incorporating robots equipped with 3D cameras to minimize the risk of direct human contact and provide support to the patients. In addition, autonomous robots are already in use with the aid of taking over recurring duties and leaving skilled workers to the cognizance of critical duties.
Considering the current market scenario, the coronavirus outbreak creates an opportunity for robots in terms of filling the human need and reducing the fact of human contact to meet the fear of social distancing. The robots are filling the gaps by assisting businesses and societies through offering services like delivery, cleanup, healthcare, surveillance, and decontamination. The government also providing supports to companies for the incorporation of robots to some extent to reduce the chance of spreading coronavirus.
The global autonomous delivery robot market is expected to reach approximately USD 4 million by 2025, at a CAGR of more than 50% during 2020-2025. Moreover, Marble Robot Inc., Aethon Inc., TeleRetail (Aitonomi AG), Starship Technologies, and Nuro Inc. are key leading manufacturing companies in the market. The delivery robots are being in the testing phase and ready to use. However, it is predicted that the coronavirus pandemic will re-structure the market growth of the delivery robot. The potential customers for the delivery robots include the companies operating across warehouses, distribution centers, grocery stores, food delivery operations, factories, clinics, and police departments domains.
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Increase in place for promotion of social distancing orders, several corporations had to take critical steps to overhaul their operations with automation and robotics technology. For instance, DoorDash, the US-based food delivery service provider, has begun using food delivery robots of food carrying capacity 22 lbs. in Northern California. The company officials told that the food deliveries through delivery robots were tested in more than 20,000 miles and provide service to 4 million people with no sign of theft.
The robots don’t cough, sneeze, or feast droplets through speech along with they don’t touch surfaces and minimize the fear of contact-based diseases that can infect others. All such estimated to open new growth opportunities for the Robotic Approach Towards Post-Pandemic Contactless Culture.