However, when there is a non-standard working environment, where it has to deal with many different materials, shapes, context specific tasks, it did not have any economic value to introduce too much automation and therefore the work was done manually.
That's why robots are becoming smart now: Easy to use, flexible in handling, sensitive to their working environment and quickly learning on tasks! Not only are robots increase in functionality they are also becoming easier to operate.
The world of robotic solutions is facing major change as advanced electronic components for e.g. power supply, motion control, and sensing, support a quicker hardware ramp-up and create room for the development of differentiating software algorithms or new use cases.
All this wouldn't be possible without semiconductor solutions. Whether in an industrial robot, a cobot or an automated guided vehicle (AGV), intelligent semiconductors are the key enabler for all major robotic functions, from sensing and motion control to functional safety to security. Infineon's product portfolio checks all those boxes of a modern robot system making us your one-stop shop for robotic solutions.