Robotics News recently shared a white paper released by Seegrid, a leader in robotic industrial trucks. The paper provides an overview of the current market trends and sheds light on misnomers about the industry and the general fear of robotics and how it affects job safety.
The statistics for robots within the factory floor have changed dramatically over the past decade, with more than 90% of all robots within factory and assembly lines deployed within the automotive sector; this has changed dramatically with robots entering factories in most industries where there are repetitive tasks which do not require human supervision. Only 50% of the total number of robots deployed, are in use within automotive industries.
Founded in 2003, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Seegrid Corporation brings robotic vision-guided technology to the material handling industry. With more than thirty years of innovation and research by the leading robotic scientists, engineers, programmers and logistics practitioners worldwide, Seegrid’s exclusive Robotic Industrial Trucks are revolutionizing the movement of materials in manufacturing and distribution environments. Seegrid’s technology transforms industrial vehicles into unmanned, automated pallet trucks and tow tractors that operate without the need for wire, tape, laser or other costly automated guided vehicle (AGV) guidance systems. Seegrid offers solutions that optimize workflow processes by increasing productivity and reducing costs, creating economic and operational advantages. Seegrid will be exhibiting at booth 1531 during ProMat2013 January 21st -24th. Seegrid invites readers (www.seegrid.com/