This report by BCG aims to demonstrate that nearly all industrial producers recognise the importance of advanced robotics and plan to further implement this technology as part of a comprehensive digital transformation of their operations.
Advanced robotics system are ready to transform industrial operations. Compared with conventional robots, advanced robots have superior perception, integrability, adaptability and mobility. These improvements permit faster step, commissioning and reconfiguration as well as more efficient and stable operations. The cost of this sophisticated equipment will decline as prices for sensors and computing power decrease, and as software increasingly replaces hardware as the primary driver of functionality. Taken together, these improvements mean that advanced robots will be able to perform many tasks more economically than the previous generation of automated systems.
Advanced robotics are now being deployed as an essential as an essential element of advanced automation that enables the self-controlled factory of the future.