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New Jobs for Robots

The autonomous assistants are moving into ever more areas of application.

Leonardo Leani, Division Manager Robotics & Descrete Automation at ABB (left), discusses the potential of ABB’s Yumi collaborative robot with Claudio Brusatori, Partner at Porsche Consulting Italia. Photo: Porsche Consulting / Gabriele Zanon

Robots have become a veritable fixture in industry and the service sector. The e-commerce boom of recent years has spurred the rise of autonomous, intelligent, and secure systems for loading and unloading packages. New possibilities are also arising in connection with e-mobility. In many places, the automated assistants, for example, help to facilitate charging processes for electric vehicles. Together with the U.S.-based company Dorman Products, ABB has succeeded in automating the remanufacture of electric car batteries.

“We’re seeing a real paradigm shift in production processes,” says Leonardo Leani, Division Manager for Robotics & Discrete Automation at ABB in Italy. “Robotics have proved to be a simple and versatile means of increasing quality and productivity here in a wide range of industries.” Although more companies want to enjoy the benefits of modern robotics, they are not always willing to invest the large sums needed for high-grade technical systems. ABB has responded to this stance by offering new sales models, like rentals for defined periods of time.

Find out more about ABB in the recent article in Porsche Consulting Magazine