Sponsored by Robotics Business Review (RBR)

  • Date Tuesday, April 9, 2019
  • Time 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location RoboBusiness Theater
  • Type Seminar

Presented By

Jason Walker - CEO and Co-Founder
Waypoint Robotics

 

What You Will Learn

Automation is essential to survival in the Industry 4.0 economy. However, manufacturers have been challenged by adopting robotics and automation that could substantially improve their processes. Many solutions available today are cost prohibitive and require expensive facility modifications, new technical staff, and outside robotics experts. Robots (especially autonomous mobile robots) have historically been defined by their limitations - complex, inflexible, and expensive. The key to helping businesses leverage robotics technology is to make robots fully accessible to the existing workforce. This requires designing solutions with a workforce-first mentality where empathy with the end user is the primary factor for design and engineering decisions. The resulting products solve real problems and make lives easier. When technology serves to empower rather than replace people, magic happens as workers creatively use these advanced tools to improve their work experience and become better, faster, and more efficient. Robots that are flexible, accessible and designed specifically for the people who put them to work enable companies to grow with their existing workforce, leveraging years of invaluable experience, loyalty, and know how. Companies get the advantages of automation while expanding the capabilities of their valued employees. The company, the workforce, and the economy all benefit together.
 

Key Takeaways

What are the pain points that keep adoption rates low such as workforce resistance; disruption to operations; infrastructure modification requirements?
How easy use of robotics enables accessibility, improves adoption rate and empowers your valued workforce.
How robots with a user-centric design can improve workforce retention and make recruiting easier.

 

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