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Automating the 'Last Mile' in Factories with Dexterous AI-Powered Robots

Posted on Robotics 24/7 on September 10, 2021, Dr. Bernard Casse authored an article titled, " Automating the 'Last Mile' in Factories with Dexterous AI-Powered Robots." The article outlines how despite pushing manufacturing and factories to be more automated, they are still very labor driven and the labor shortage is real.

Automating the 'Last Mile' in Factories with Dexterous AI-Powered Robots

Dr. Bernard Casse outlines with data how factories and manufacturing facilities are dependent on labor and have not added robots and automation to address the very real shortage in the workforce.

  • 345 million people on the factory floor

  • Less that 2 million industrial robots

  • Humans handle 72% of manufacturing tasks

  • 2019, 7.6 million unfilled jobs in the US/

These facts outline where we are at with low skilled/unskilled strenuous jobs. This is compounded by labor turnover.

Dr. Casse brings to light multiple themes in this article:

  • The pandemic exposed the fragility of out labor-driven supply chain infrastructure

  • The answer to a resilient and scalable infrastructure lies in automation and robots 2.0

  • Dexterous, AI-powered robots are designed to handle hard-to-automated tasks in factories

  • Robots-as-a-Service (RaaS) business model for new incumbents

  • It's time for organizations to experiment and innovate

Read the full article at Robotics 24/7

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