Top Ten Hot Trends in Semiconductor Industry in 2022- TOP8
Mobile Robots conquer the Market with the help of "AI"
There has been a long history of innovative research on robot applications all over the world, and it has been widely used in automotive industry, 3C electronics, logistics and other industries.
Until the arrival of the "Black Swan" COVID-19 epidemic, people rediscovered the more commercial value of robots instead of manual "contactless" behavior, which made entrants pour in from different fields, emerging applications in different scenarios emerge one after another, and the prosperity of the mobile robot industry continues to rise.
According to the growth trend, the global mobile robot market is expected to exceed 25 billion yuan in 2022, with a year-on-year growth rate of about 30%, which is the highest in the next five years!
Why do mobile robots have such great expectations in the market?
This has to talk about the rise of AMR applications.
Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) is a kind of robot that has the ability of understanding and moves independently in the scene environment. It has three advantages of flexibility, intelligence and composition to improve the operational efficiency, speed, accuracy and security of the internal transportation process.
Unlike the previous generation of automatic navigation vehicles (AGV), AMR does not need to rely on tracks or predefined routes, but uses sensors, artificial intelligence, machine learning techniques to calculate path planning, and navigation techniques such as collision avoidance to slow down, stop or reschedule routes around obstacles, and then continue to perform tasks.
This reflects the flexibility and intelligent advantages of the AMR robot.
AMR is also called "compound robot" because it can integrate all kinds of top module solutions and expand multiple functions.
From the perspective of practical cases, AMR assembles top modules such as shelves, traction hooks, jacking devices, conveyor belts, manipulators, etc., which can replace AGV to meet the basic needs of logistics and transportation in large-scale scenarios such as large manufacturing plants and third-party logistics transportation.
With the collection of display screen, interactive module, disinfection facilities and other top modules, AMR can be extended to subdivided scenes such as medicine and recuperation, shopping malls, supermarkets, and catering places. Typical cases include welcome robots in shopping malls, food delivery robots in restaurants, logistics robots in parks, and temperature measurement / disinfection robots in buildings.
It is not difficult to see that from traditional AGV to AMR, the "vehicle" attribute of mobile robot is being weakened, which further highlights the commercial value of "robot + AI".