In a Post-COVID World, Experts Point to Automation

The manufacturing sector is experiencing a crisis. Post-COVID demand and severe labor shortages have pushed many businesses to their breaking point. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Automation has been a life raft for many producers. The consistency and efficiency of these artificial intelligent-powered robots now extend to every part of an assembly line, which reveals what the factories of the future can achieve.

MHEDA spoke with Kelly Kamlager, senior director of marketing at RIOS Intelligent Machines, about what she sees with the future of automation.

She talked about how the pandemic changed everything for the sector.

Kelly Kamlager, senior director of marketing at RIOS:

“Manufacturers and supply chain operators are a key pillar of the economy. We all learned through the pandemic how next-day shipping was not simply a luxury, but an integral part of transporting goods.”

Kamlager continues:

“Our solutions help factories transform labor-intensive operations into smart factories of the future, powered by AI and robotics. It’s thrilling to be in one of the fastest growing segments of the industry creating dramatic shifts for customers to accelerate their businesses.”

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Kamlager gets to see all this up close and personal working at a robotics automation company. RIOS is a leader of full-stack AI-powered robotic workcells that are changing the way this technology handles mundane and dangerous tasks in manufacturing and food productions. They are forging the way for the industry to adopt the idea of a “lights-out” factory.

Kamlager adds:

“Automation and Robots-as-a-Service, or RaaS, help organizations scale quickly and rapidly gain the benefits of AI-powered robotics to meet throughput and operational goals for organizations of all sizes.”

Companies like RIOS are dedicated to global customers and how to best automate factory assembly lines and logistics operations. They build, deploy, and maintain AI-powered robotic workcells. RIOS also significantly internalizes engineering needs, which allows further assistance with various systems integrations and provide end-to-end solutions for clients.

The future of manufacturing is automation. There’s no way around it. If businesses don’t adapt, they will cease to exist. People like Kamlager and companies like RIOS are proving why customers should be excited about this expanding technology.

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