Under the epidemic situation, many enterprises are facing a serious “labor shortage” problem when they return to work and production. Gartner, a research and research organization, predicts that the uncertainty of the epidemic situation will reduce the labor force in factories by at least 20%. Governments and factories all over the world are staging a “scramble” war, whether it is labor or laborrobotarmy. In the short run, robots that can effectively alleviate the labor shortage will inevitably become the “hot spot” for all kinds of assembly lines; in the long run, the intelligent manufacturing robot industry may usher in a leap forward growth.
What other business visions are there to look forward to in the robotics industry?
Instead of human + contactless service, robots have sprung up
After the outbreak of the epidemic, the enterprises with technology intensive, high degree of intelligence and strong collaborative ability can not only quickly resume production, but also make a lot of contributions to the anti epidemic. Some labor-intensive and low degree of automation enterprises not only have difficulty in resuming work and production, but also face the risk of insufficient profits and broken capital chain. In this epidemic, the unbalanced development of China’s manufacturing industry once again highlights, and the intelligent upgrading is urgent.
The automatic production with industrial robot as the core has become the “decisive opportunity”.
For example, the industrial sorting robot can sort according to the volume, shape and quantity of the goods, which can break the working mode dominated by manpower and improve the sorting efficiency and accuracy; The warehouse handling robot (AGV car) can realize intelligent goods searching, autonomous transportation, multiple obstacle avoidance, intelligent following and other functions. It has the characteristics of autonomous movement, no need to transform the existing warehouse environment, convenient deployment, flexible scheduling, low implementation and maintenance cost. An average robot can replace 1-1.5 manpower.
In addition to the industrial robots to alleviate the labor shortage, disinfection robots, distribution robots, temperature measuring robots and patrol robots also play an important role in the prevention and control of the epidemic. They go deep into the epidemic areas and share the burden of front-line personnel, which can effectively block the “human to human” transmission chain of the epidemic.
Robots have the natural advantages of non-contact, all-weather and so on. On the one hand, the robot does not need to rest and works intelligently and efficiently for 7 * 24 hours to solve the problem of shortage of manpower; on the other hand, the robot is the best carrier to provide contactless service, which can reduce the possibility of cross infection.
The robot market, once considered to be over the top, has opened up the market demand. Industry insiders expect that the next robot market space will achieve explosive growth, the stock market on the originalService robotThe demand for industrial robots will increase, and new products such as disinfection robots and temperature measuring robots will appear in the incremental marketapplicationScene. According to Accenture’s technology outlook 2020, 60% of Chinese executives surveyed expect their organizations to apply robotics in a broader environment in the next two years.
Based on 3D vision technology, the evolution of robot intelligence is accelerated
With the disappearance of demographic dividend, the labor cost will be higher and higher. As an important representative of productivity in the era of artificial intelligence, robots will have a huge market space in the future. IDC data shows that in 2019, the global robot market is expected to reach US $29.41 billion, with an average growth rate of about 12.3% from 2014 to 2019. By 2027, the market scale of intelligent robot industry in China is expected to reach more than 1.6 trillion yuan. At the macro-economic level, 5-8% of China’s GDP will be driven and promoted by robots.
In recent years, the application field and demand scope of robot are expanding, and it has entered the field of human work and life, and gradually develops in the direction of integration with human society, but it also puts forward higher requirements for the intelligent degree of robot.Advanced vision system is indispensable for the intelligent evolution of robot. Ai3d vision technology can capture the three-dimensional information of real world space, human body and object, which can give the robot the ability to see the world similar to human eyes, so that the robot can understand and process the visual data from the real world.
It is understood that among the domestic enterprises that can provide robot 3D vision integrated solutions, aobi Zhongguang’s solution is relatively mature. The scheme can realize face recognition, behavior recognition, emotion recognition, obstacle avoidance navigation, distance perception, 3D map reconstruction, vSLAM and other functions, and can be widely used in robot guidance, welcome, distribution, factory sorting, family escort and other scenes. According to the feedback of industry insiders, the 3D vision scheme of OBI Zhongguang has been widely adopted by robot enterprises, including well-known robot enterprises such as Ubisoft, Qinglang, Orion starry sky, Yunji, Aiken radish, maccadman, Chaofan innovation, etc.With the gradual commercialization of 5g technology, aobi Zhongguang robot 3D vision solution may usher in a greater role. 5g technology’s three characteristics of high speed, large capacity and low delay will greatly improve the transmission speed of 3D visual data and make up for the defects of 3D data information transmission speedpictureThe transmission link can bring about 50 times the speed. 3D vision technology will be able to improve the level of robot intelligence, expand robot application scenarios, and provide the underlying core technical support.
In addition, aobi Zhongguang takes robot 3D vision technology as the core, integrates the upstream and downstream of the industrial chain, and builds an industry exchange platform. On March 5 this year, Obi Sinolight and Shenzhen robotics Association jointly held an online salon with the theme of “Zhiyu epidemic situation, seeing as smooth as a road”, inviting Qinglang intelligent, Zhongzhi Kechuang, ruiman intelligent and other enterprises to discuss the application and development trend of robot and 3D vision technology in contactless scenes online.
In 2003, SARS gave birth to the advent of the Internet era, making the rapid rise of e-commerce, social networks and so on. This time, New Coronavirus is likely to push forward the era of artificial intelligence and open up new business vision for the development of robot industry. It may become a new trend that robots replace human beings to deal with repetitive work and provide contactless services.