Top 10 Industries Robotics Will Disrupt


It’s not much surprise that the robotics market is set to hit $135.4 billion by 2019, all types of industries are finding it to be cheaper and more effective to implement robotics in their field. Using robots to perform human tasks allows for humanity to focus on new enterprises, and opens up the possibility for universal basic income in the future. Here are the ten industries that are most disrupted by the technology:

  1. Agriculture – In the United States, markets have been rough on the agriculture business these past ten years. With minimum wage increasing to $15, high competition for super cheap prices on food, it’s been hard for most farms to break even, let alone profit.
  2. Manufacturing – Industrial robots are innovating the manufacturing industry. We are seeing more bots taking on human traits, such as dexterity and decision making, but with the precision of artificial capability.
  3. Healthcare – What would you trust more: humans performing surgery on you, or a human operated surgery machine performing on you? It may sound crazy (or maybe not to you), but robots can work with tiny tools with the utmost precision to perform was is called “minimally invasive” surgery.
  4. Elderly Care – Japan is facing a big population problem today, as the population is actually shrinking, compared to most countries facing the opposite problem. This means less young workers can replace the elderly, and overcrowded retirement and nursing homes
  5. Construction – Machines already disrupt the construction industry- many laborers working are operating heavy equipment like cranes and bulldozers. But robotics of today is looking to create more intelligent robots… Ones that may replace humans altogether.
  6. Retail – Brick and mortar stores are facing a dilemma- much of the money they make comes from online shopping. Storefronts are looking to battle this with robotic help.
  7. Automotive – While it has been no news that robots have been involved in the car industry for some time, the recent progress we have made in developing smarter, more efficient AI bots has become apparent.
  8. Driverless industry – This industry, though connected through the automotive, needs its own mention; driverless cars will be the first robotic/AI technology that the general public will come to trust. Driverless cars are said to be much safer.
  9. Personal Assistant – Robots as personal assistants is an emerging industry that will soon take off. We already use many machines to help us clean and organize our lives, but robots of the future can do all of the cleaning, order products for us, and even read bedtime stories for kids.
  10. Space – The role that robots play in space is vital to our advancement in discovery. The Curiosity is the most recent rover to land on Mars and is used to test radiation levels, determine the natural landscape, investigate the soil, and some other functions that could only be executed by robots.