It’s understandable to associate robotics with the industrial military-industrial era, or the manufacturing world, given its historic roots in both fields. Robots, after all, come with the connotation of factories, plants, or unmanned vehicles in the theater of war. However, as hardware components such as sensors and mechanical parts dwindle in prices, and as the capabilities of autonomous systems exponentially expand, the path to robots for enterprises seems inevitable. Everyday innovations in programming and applications for robotics become headlines, the invitation for enterprise-level customers to incorporate robotics into their workflow becomes clearer. Anticipating such a moment, Tomahawk Robotics developed the world’s first robotic Internet of Things (IoT) control systems for enterprise customers – Kinesis.
Connecting with People
Dramatic shifts in culture, social norms, and economics have galvanized companies around the world in a race to be competitive and relevant. Houses are now smart homes, fast food orders are taken via touch screens, and your retina is now a key that unlocks your phone. Consumers demand tools and services to remain as connected as possible. As a result, the workplace of the 21st century must abide by new standards of productivity and innovation. So is it at all surprising that Business Insider, citing PEW Research, anticipates enterprise robotic systems tripling in shipments by 2021?
Surveying industry leaders around the world, Source Global Research found that productivity and efficiency, customer engagement, and product innovation were the top three categories where they wanted to see AI and automation have the biggest impact. The common thread connecting these ideas is how to optimize the way companies connect with their customers.
No industry is exempt from the need data plays in making informed decisions. Whether gathering, processing, or analyzing – information must be managed efficiently, accurately, and quickly. The ‘dull’ in “Dull, Dirty, and Dangerous” refers to the ability of robots to reduce the time and labor necessary to complete a task. Supply chains, security, and defense, banking – for fields that once hinged on human decision making, the formidable combination of robots and AI has ushered in an age of cheaper, higher-quality data processing. Information is being stored almost exclusively in digital formats and robots are the natural extension for any enterprise entity looking to enhance their workflow.
The Enterprise Robotic Revolution
PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 37% of American workers fear losing their jobs to robots. The misconception fueling such fear is that robots are an alternative to human labor, not an extension to it. It is very true – the landscape of manufacturing, data analytics, and customer engagement will need to drastically change in the years to come. Consider the elevated skills to develop and foster within your team. What positions and talent, once you embrace AI into your workflow, open up to your company?
Kinesis is a testament to the symbiotic relationship between humans and robots. Designed with human intuition and reasoning in mind, Kinesis is a natural extension to any workflow involving unmanned systems. Explore countless success stories from the fields of security and defense, energy and infrastructure, and healthcare here – and consider the ways your organization can be optimized by incorporating robots.