Enhanced workplace safety through robotics, AI, VR/AR

As the integration of robotics, AI, and Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality (AR/VR) becomes commoditized, the rollout of these technologies will become more cost effective and simplify and transform high-risk jobs. Covering everything from cobots to exoskeletons, to deployable, versatile remote robotics, these technologies will transform the way we do jobs involving heavy lifting, ergonomic strain, and volatile environments.

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Some of these technologies are already in place in larger companies within manufacturing. As the tech becomes more democratized, small and medium enterprises will start deploying robotics, AI, and AR/VR, reducing repetitive movement activities, list and twist jobs, and many other tasks that have a detrimental effect on the workforce physiology long term.