AMRs Become Next Big Bet in Industrial Operations

Aug. 24, 2022
AMR use cases are blowing up across the industry.

As automation becomes the new normal for businesses in the era of Industry 4.0 to achieve higher efficiencies and lower costs, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are increasingly finding applications in the mobile robotics ecosystem, finds GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Kiran Raj, Practice Head of Disruptive Tech at GlobalData, comments:

“The advent of AMRs as smarter and more adaptable substitutes to the automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for a wide range of applications in industrial operations is receiving a lot of attention. With advanced mechatronic capabilities, they are becoming an essential choice, particularly amid manpower shortages, as they can move and make decisions on their own.”

GlobalData’s latest Innovation radar report, "Smart robotics: how mobile robots can improve productivity", shows how enterprises and startups are developing and adopting autonomous mobile robots across various sectors to improve productivity in the land, water, and air. 

Abhishek Paul Choudhury, Senior Disruptive Tech Analyst at GlobalData, comments:

“Unlike an AGV that can identify impediments in its path but cannot navigate around them, an AMR can navigate using maps created on-site by its software or pre-loaded facility designs. They are quickly gaining popularity among several sectors owing to their autonomous and versatile nature boosted by emerging technologies such as simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) capabilities.”

Start the slideshow to view the top industries that are using AMRs in their operations.