Cobots, i.e. collaborative robots, will revolutionize the T&L industry very soon. It is estimated that the value of the cobot market will reach $ 5.6 billion in the next six years and even $ 12 billion in 2030. Most robots have been used in the electronics and automotive industries so far, but that will change soon.

By the end of 2023, the logistics industry should replace the automotive industry and become the area in which most cobots are used – says Tomasz Sączek, an expert in supply chains, to the magazine “Puls Biznesu”.

Interest in robots and cobots is growing steadily. Collaborative robots are already in use at Amazon, Mondelez and Unilever in Poland, among others. They are responsible for palletizing and “supporting warehouse processes”.

By 2021, 77% of American companies plan to introduce a combination of artificial intelligence and robotics in their warehouses – the newspaper says.

It is not surprising. Cobots are able to work with people and temporarily replace absent employees. All this means that the human work system is slowly changing, even in logistics and robots are becoming employees who create added value, analyze data and make decisions.

Advantage for a reasonable price?

The emergence of such a trend is not surprising. On the one hand, it is a reaction to changes in the labour market (migration of workers); on the other hand, it can bring measurable benefits at a relatively low price.

Experts claim that the cost of using cobots in warehouses today is not prohibitive even for the smallest players and can lead to sales growth of up to 12 percent.

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