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Top Uses of Robots in Key Sectors of the Economy

Posted by on January 25, 2021 in Business, Economy with 0 Comments

If you’re ever in doubt over the creative nature of the human mind, take a look at robots.

A robot stands as a representation of how far we’ve come technologically and the further we plan to reach. Today, machines are essential in almost every field. In fact, industries where robots are in good use record much higher production rates and profit, as well.

Some reasons you may want to work with robots include:

  • Effective nature
  • Resilient stature (can go for long hours uninterrupted)
  • Flexibility

Here are the common uses of robots in various industries, to this effect.

Manufacturing Industry

While the manufacturing industry is no stranger to robots, there are companies that are yet to incorporate robots into their daily work.

Being flexible, robots perform a myriad of functions vital to the manufacturing process that include:

Material Handling

Although humans can handle basic material and equipment, robots take charge of the sensitive, potentially dangerous products. Their ability to remain steady and consistent at this task for long hours alleviates the risk from humans, and boosts work efficiency.


As an activity that requires exact precision, welding is often left to the universal robot. A slight error in judgement by a worker during welding can easily lead to loss crucial body parts, or even death.


For a process that constantly repeats itself, assembly feels boring and monotonous to most employees. Robots, on the other hand, thrive at this particular job because of their pinpoint accuracy and streamline nature.


Depending on their capability and the autonomy of work, a robot can perform a stringent of processing operations such as polishing, curving, and sawing.

Automotive Industry

As one of the fastest and largest industries to introduce robots, there’s no shortage of use for them.


With a host of humanly problems such as health issues, inconsistency, and waste of material that come with painting, robots seem the more prevalent choice. Performing a good paint job over a large area requires steadiness that only machines provide.

Machine Tending

Participating in acts of pouring metal that is molten, loading and unloading, and metal stamp transfer is a dangerous to workers. However, the introduction of machine to perform such subtle tasks, smoothen operations and increases productivity.

Material Removal

Material removal processes like trimming and cutting necessitate a repeat of action. This presents robots with the opportunity to complete such operations, effectively.

Automotive assembly

For a career that revolves around the assembly and disassembly of parts, the robot is better long-term option. Leaving a robot to undertake activities such as wind shield installation helps boost overall productivity and allows the workers to focus on other critical sectors.


Piecing parts together under intense heat poses a danger to employees. Instead, such an activity is best left for robots.

Healthcare Industry


Due to the high risk of outsourcing contaminants, certain medical equipment is often left for the robots to pack. Collaborative robots are the most common type to perform these functions.

Lab Automation

Processes with high repetitive ratio like blood testing in labs are often left for robots to handle. By automating such functions, laboratory personnel can focus on more important tasks at hand that require immediate attention.


Robots improve the life of neurosurgeon by helping them perform simple tasks while inside the operating room. A robot does specific operations like positioning the microscope well, so that a surgeon gets the best view.

Such activities increase the precision of the whole task, and improve the outcome.


Although it is often unnoticed, robots play key roles in industry functions. Their ability to automate tasks boosts a company’s productivity and efficiency levels. In an industry like manufacturing, robots perform almost every operation from the bottom to top.

The automotive and healthcare industries are as well making significant strides with operations like packaging, welding, painting and even lab automation left to robots.

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