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3 areas robots will pervade by 2030

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Buckminster Fuller said: “We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.” Here are some things I think will probably be true:

It’s probably a good time to invest in robot courier services

  1. Fleets of self-driving trucks will be on the roads worldwide by 2020
  2. Those same trucks will have a ‘delivery driver’ inside the cabin for at least another 10 years
  3. By 2030 all sales of new trucks will be self-driving
  4. From 2030 onwards a robot such as the latest generation Atlas will be in the cabin to handle deliveries
  5. By 2050 very few, if any, human couriers will be used, instead people will have new jobs coordinating the self-driving trucks, delivery robots and facilitation depots

Update – 10th May 2016. DHL recently hosted journalists, customers, and experts in the field of robotics at “Robotics Day” in their DHL Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany. The company says “Robots will be part of the future of logistics, and we’re excited to be on the ground floor of what that future cooperation will be like.” See the video here for more information…

By 2020 Sales of co-bots (smaller industrial robots) will explode

  1. By 2020 Co-bots will reach sales exceeding half a million units
  2. By 2030 most manufacturers will use co-bots to perform some tasks
  3. Co-bots, together with 3d printers will be decisive tools in bringing manufacturing local
  4. Co-bots will start to handle many of the tasks performed by larger ‘caged’ robots
  5. Co-bots will contribute to significant declines in manufacturing personnel, but productivity and profit gains will lead to manufacturers increasing headcount of personnel in other parts of the organizations, sales, marketing, data analytics, IT support, etc.

Military robots will be used extensively on the battlefield

  1. By 2025 major world militaries will use driverless tanks, driverless armored cars and other driverless vehicles
  2. This will free up military personnel to conduct reconnaissance and attack missions from behind a ‘safe zone’
  3. By 2020 smaller more advanced hand held drones will be used extensively on reconnaissance missions inside buildings
  4. Soldiers will be kitted out with lightweight exoskeleton suits to give them extra strength, agility and protection
  5. By 2025 Atlas style robots will be used on the battlefield as ground forces

And a bonus — one thing I think is highly probable although not robot related

By 2050 gas stations will disappear to be replaced by electric charging stations

 

Picture credit, screenshot of Rolls-Royce Future Control Centre

 

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