The Alliance of Efficiency: Human-Robot Collaboration

Have you fallen victim to the herd ideology that robots and artificial intelligence are the replacement to humans? Or perhaps, more popularly believed that the inculcation of robots in everyday work will replace humans? While such notions are popular themes in literary and entertainment industries, pragmatic technology has simultaneously developed alongside contemporary problems. The need of the time is to strike a balance and achieve an equilibrium between what humans and robots, both have to offer.

Humans are adaptable; courtesy to high cognition and evolutionary biology. This adaptability is reflected in the ability to make informed and uninformed decisions, store experiences, and even perform unplanned actions. Robots, on the other hand, are efficient, owing to their task-specific designs. This efficiency may surpass that of the human but is still far away from replacing human cognition/decision making. Hence, the gist is to introduce solutions which preserve human decision making to its pedestal, while bringing forth the human-robot collaboration as an alliance of efficiency and adaptability.

Efficiency is a major factor in the field of automation. Human effort and strength are underutilized to perform tasks which are dumb, repetitive and can be more expertly performed by robots; simultaneously redefining the focus of human resource distribution. Solutions do exist to redirect human effort to more cognitive uses, however, the current solutions restrict the interaction between humans and automation. This, in turn, creates a pseudo boundary between the robot and the human domain, which sometimes makes automation feel more of a hindrance than an enabler.

The current prevailing technologies are increasingly becoming inadequate to compete with the new era necessities. Global competition is forcing industries to be as efficient as possible, leaving no room for errors of downtime. On the other hand, shorter product life cycle requires industries to be flexible and adaptable with their processes. These conditions lead to a direct requirement for flexible and efficient solutions which is neither satisfied by inefficient manual labour nor by rigid automation.

Peer Robotics recognizes the existing barrier and provides a pragmatic solution of Collaborative Mobile Robots to complement human efforts and introduce flexibility, non-intrusive functioning along with increased productivity.

  • Human resources are utilized for more cognitive tasks rather than dumb and repetitive ones
  • Safety of employees ensured by eliminating physically intensive tasks, such as moving payload of 100 or 200kgs
  • Robots co-existing and functioning with humans results in complementary multi-tasking
  • Reduced downtime
  • Constant tracking and data collection
  • Flexible design offers one solution which fits all, guarantees ease of use, and fast deployment

Human potential and adaptability are essential and supplementary to the changing technological advances. Companies which value maximum productivity, preservation and effective use of human resources, alongside recognizing the steadfast competition, are the ones augmenting the human-robot collaboration as a prerequisite to efficiency.

It is necessary to understand the ever-changing dynamics of human-robot interaction. The problem is not garnering the resources or the scarcity of it; rather, it is the redistribution and redirecting of the existing ones to facilitate productivity. Peer Robotics recognizes and delivers “Robots Designed to Work with Humans.”

It is not one without the other, rather the coexisting of both which shapes the solutions of tomorrow.

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