Robotics: Innovation 2 Implementation
Featuring data gathered for a 2019 report from PMMI, this report will explain why growth in robotics is outpacing forecasts, especially in consumer packaged goods markets. This session will examine the trends predicted five years ago and how those forecasts compare with the present market reality. It will also outline where opportunities exist to expand robotics along the manufacturing line and explore the question of how manufacturers are able to (or are not able to) justify the investment of integrating robotics into their operations. The relationships between manufacturing OEMs, third-party integrators, robotics manufacturers, and end users will also be explored, in addition to providing a look at emerging technologies in robotics and predicted trends over the next five years.