As we close in on the end of 2020, technology advancements continue to make headlines. While COVID-19 has dominated the news over the past 10 months, articles about robots and how they will fundamentally transform the way we work has gained considerable attention as well. Will robots be the new humans?
Autonomous Delivery Robots
In an article recently published by The Pittsburgh City Paper, in November of 2020, Pennsylvania passed a law legalizing autonomous delivery robots. These robots are most likely roaming the sidewalks delivering items anywhere from groceries to everyday household items to those across both urban and suburban neighborhoods. In addition to Pennsylvania, other states including Virginia, Washington and Florida just to name a few have all passed robot delivery legislation. It was only a matter of time before a revolutionary idea became reality. The delivery robot market is expected to grow from $11.9 million in 2018 to $34 million in 2024, according to a recent report by MarketsandMarkets.
Robots on Construction Sites
Not only are robots taking over deliveries, autonomous robots are changing the world of construction. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to effect jobs across the world, the thought of robots operating construction sites becomes a stronger possibility. Many argue that robots are actually reducing injuries on site by taking over the dangerous tasks many workers perform. In addition to reducing the number of injuries, robots are dramatically increasing productivity. Will we see a surge of robots on construction sites in the coming years?
What is in store for robots in 2021?