May 18, 2021

10 Types of Factory Robotics & Their Industry Applications

Robotics
Automation
DigitalFactory
ConnectedFactory
6 min

First used in 1946 by Ford’s D.S. Harder, the term automation to define technology that can operate by programmed command without human intervention, has since been widely used in the manufacturing industry. 

“It does not come as a surprise that the robotics industry is booming. In fact, the global robotics market is projected to reach €175.8bn [US$214.6bn] by 2025, growing at a 26% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). Evidently, robots already play an undeniable role in many industries and will continue to do so as technology advances,” says Meili Robots. 

In this Top 10 we break down Meili Robots’ ‘Robotics 101: A Complete Guide to Warehouse Robots by Application’, looking at the two common types of robotics used in manufacturing - automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) - alongside eight industry applications.

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