We are living in a futuristic world as robots appear to be taking over jobs. 2019 saw the introduction of robots in our day-to-lives and things are going to get even more interesting in 2020. They are mostly given repetitive tasks to reduce production time and cost.

“Smart industrial robots aren’t science fiction anymore,” said Ronnie Vuine, founder and CEO, Micropsi Industries. 

With developing  technology, robots are becoming more efficient than ever. Some reports suggest that the robots of tomorrow may understand human emotions. They may even be able to respond to situations including intricate emotions.

So, how will things change in 2020? Without further ado, let’s have a look at five robotic trends to watch out for in 2020:

  • Robots Will Be There To Help Us

Robot manufacturers actively providing the innovations on the market to let the production companies achieve the new level of success. 

They are programmed to work with aggregates and with humans to be effective in reducing human input. This is very important as companies are always on the lookout to reduce costs and increase profits.

The current skills gap is said to be costing British organizations £6.3 billion per year. Things are equally bad in other parts of the world. Cobots can solve this problem and create substantial economic growth. Plus, experts believe that the use of cobots will also result in less wastage. 

  • Medical Robots Will Help Save Lives

Manufacturers are focusing on developing robots that can carry out medical procedures and surgeries with great accuracy, intricacy, and precision. After all, these surgeries can save or take lives, if done wrong. 

Robotic surgeries are a step forward in the public health sector. Patients and doctors have been in search for less invasive surgeries for centuries. Finally, this is becoming a reality. 

Procedures like appendectomies, retinal transplant, and even heart surgeries in some countries are already being performed by robots. 

We also use robots to perform endoscopy. It’s a process that allows doctors to examine the inside of a patient. With robotic support, the procedure has become much more efficient, quicker, and considerably painless. 

The aim is to make medicine cheaper, safer, and accessible to one and all. 

  • Robots in Agriculture Will Improve Production

According to a study published a few months ago, the demand for robots in the field of agriculture is expected to increase by 24.1% in the next fifteen years. 

We are already seeing new technologies being introduced in agriculture, including biomorphic drones. These drones are designed to imitate the behavior of bees and can help maintain crops.

Assistance from robots in seeding, fertilizing and harvesting crops can go a long way. 

Drones can monitor and analyze crops while automated tractors can fertilize and harvest ‘em. Some farms in China have begun to use industrial drones to irrigate crops in areas that are hard to reach. This method is safer and also more affordable. Plus, it also helps save water.

As a result, we can grow more food in less time.

  • Intelligent Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Continue to Rule

Recent increases in computing power and data have led artificial intelligence to develop at light speeds. By 2020, robots will undertake at least a dozen more human tasks, according to some reports.

They will be better at reading, listening, speaking, and recording human emotions. With such precision, these intelligent robots will no longer require human intervention for learning and will be able to perform a lot more complicated tasks on their own. 

The use of AI is already pretty common all around us in the form of self-driving cars, robot vacuums, and even video games.

Open standards appear to be playing a major role in making AI accessible to more people. Thanks to a legal framework and companies like Amazon jumping the bandwagon with AWS RoboMaker, we can say that 2020 will see some new concepts.

  • Robots Will Deliver Goods

Amazon is already using drones to deliver goods. A restaurant in Japan has hired robots to work as servers. 

It’s pretty obvious that things have started to change and in 2020 they are expected to hit a new high with options like Nuro, designed by Google, being accessible to the general public.