User-friendliness and safety of mobile robots help companies addressing workforce challenges
While many companies have concerns related to their workforce,
when implementing new technology, AMRs actually offers a way
of collaborating with people in a safe way. The mobile robots don't
take over jobs but injury-prone and monotonous tasks that are
related to internal transportation. In this way, the employees get
more time to focus on higher-value tasks. Moreover, the mobile robots
from MiR are extremely user-friendly and can be programmed without
prior programming experience. This means that the employees can take ownership of the robots, which adds new and more interesting tasks to their work.
Today’s supply chains must be flexible and highly innovative in order to keep up with fluctuating market demands. This puts a lot of pressure on manufacturers to operate in new proactive ways. While AMRs can improve processes, a competent and willing workforce is needed to complement this technology. MiR recently made a report that found three clear barriers to a smooth automation transition; while manufacturers do want to automate further, a lack of qualified staff, workforce resistance and safety concerns are delaying this.