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What We Learned About How to Thrive with Robots in 2020

Alex Owen-Hill
byAlex Owen-Hill。最后更新于4月02日,2021年10:04 AM
发表于4月02日,2021年10:04 AM

随着国家在全球大流行之后开始更多地开放,回顾我们在2020年的学到了更多的帮助。机器人已经成为对许多变化的回应背后的驾驶技术。

我们在面对困难时如何了解如何茁壮成长?

2020年的日子现在逐渐落入我们的记忆和它留下的新世界开始变得更加清晰。但是,我们的行业仍然不确定。我们仍然不知道Covid-19大流行的长期影响将是我们的企业和经济。

去年这个时候,全球大流行的全部效果仍然是一个谜。

许多公司认为他们只需要“等待它”并希望迅速恢复正常。

Manufacturers closed down their machines, shops closed their doors, and everyone held their breath.

但是,有些公司不休息their laurels.

Some companies chose to use this period of uncertainty as a way to prepare for the future. They employed robots and other forms of flexible automation to get a head start.

And we can learn a lot from this approach.

Why waiting for the return to normal didn't work

根据您阅读本文时,您对大流行最终结果的了解可能与我不同。

One thing is certain, the world that follows 2020 cannot be the same as the world that preceded it. There is no such thing as a "return to normal" after such a large change.

这只是工程的基本法。

Hysteresis is the dependence of a state of a system on its history. It is used in as such fields as mechanical engineering, materials science, and biology.According to the London Business School, the post-covid world will have residual changes as a result of the pandemic and its effect on societies.

Changes to consumer behavior will persist, which will affect our business operations.

Changes to workplace behavior will persist, which will affect our business cultures.

Changes to the structure of companies will persist, which will alter how we do business.

With so many persistent changes, it is clear that waiting for a "return to normal" is a potentially dangerous strategy.There are plenty of historical examplesof companies that failed to innovate in the face of changes and became obsolete as a result: Pan Am, Compaq, and General Motors, to name just a few.

Choosing to avoid change following the Covid-19 pandemic would be a risky move.

A better approach to change

值得庆幸的是,我们可以了解如何通过查看前瞻性思维公司如何应对大流行的方式继续茁壮成长。

作为执行教练梅兰妮教区explained, a lot of companies switched to "startup mode" when the pandemic hit. She said"Everyone is experimenting because it's all we can really do."

这种“启动模式”专注于实验。在高变化期间是一个很好的策略。向前举行这种策略的一种方法是采用合适的技术。

According to a new McKinsey survey,the global situation has pushed many companies to adopt new digital technologies to stay competitive. Many of the global executives they surveyed said that they had responded to Covid-19-related changes much more quickly than they had previously thought possible.

机器人自动化是许多公司用于迅速反应的一项技术。这可以最清楚地看到US import statistics for 2020。While most imports plummeted, industrial robots imports saw a growth of 5%, a figure only surpassed by imports of pharmaceuticals.

And it makes a lot of sense that companies are choosing to use robotic automation at this time.正如我们以前解释的那样,technology spending often increases during challenging situations as companies look for better ways to streamline their operations.

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我们了解到2020年如何茁壮成长的内容

2020年年度教会我们在危机时期如何帮助我们的企业帮助我们的企业在机器人的帮助下茁壮成长。

以下是我们学到的一些东西:

Agility is the key

Those businesses that were able to"roll with the punches"that the year provided them were much more capable of surviving. Operational agility is always important but it is vital in times of difficulty and change.

Automation helps agility

Robotics is an especially good technology改善操作敏捷性。Collaborative robots in particular can be reprogrammed and redeployed in the blink of an eye, making them well suited to quick changes.

Seek out new opportunities

The companies that have done well in the pandemic are those that were able to recognize new opportunities early and jump on them quickly. Whether they were changing their manufacturing lines to make hand gel or moving their operations online, an eye for new opportunities was a top skill.

快速起床

During a crisis like this one, there is very little time to wait. There just isn't time for robot deployments to last several months, as they traditionally do. For this reason, getting up and running quickly was a key trait of companies that succeeded during this pandemic. And that means deploying robots usinga lean robotics methodology.

How to continue to thrive right now

你怎么能在这个大流行的世界中继续茁壮成长?

Even if you didn't jump into action as fast as you'd have liked to during the year 2020, it's never too late to get started.

Why not look at your operations and identify aspects that could benefit from agile robots?

Which tasks are good candidates for robotic automation in your business?Tell us in the comments below or join the discussion onLinkedIn,推特,Facebook, or theDOF专业机器人社区

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Alex Owen-Hill
亚历克斯欧文山是一位自由撰稿人和公众演讲者,博客博客博客,包括科学,CreateClardaryArticulate.com的科学,演示技巧,讲故事和(当然)机器人。他在与CERN合作的PureSafe项目的一部分,在Politecnica de Madrid中完成了博士学位的Telerobotics。作为一个恢复的学术,他通过关于工业机器人的博客来维持机器人世界的坚定脚。
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