Designing Robots is Hard, But Building Them Shouldn’t Be

  • Celestica  |
  • 2021-09-20
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Manufacturing companies began deploying robots 60 years ago when GM added an automated spot welder to one of its U.S. plants in 1961. But robots designed for logistics and warehouse operations is a relatively new field, one dominated by nimble early-growth stage OEMs incorporating the latest advancements in technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and computer vision to create robotics solutions tailored for logistics and warehouse operations. Manufacturers want to focus their resources on innovation to build the next generation solution. But innovation and experience need to apply beyond the product development stage.  Manufacturing, supply chain management and product lifecycle support need to be taken into account early in the design stage to mitigate challenges when they’re ready to move their prototypes into mass production. 

Celestica’s latest white paper, The Rise of the Robots: Overcoming Robotics Scaling Challenges in Logistics Applications, examines the unique challenges facing robotics OEMs developing solutions for the logistics market and explains how an OEM can embrace a Design for Manufacturability mindset to strike that necessary balance between innovation and accelerating product development and delivery timelines. 

It all starts at the beginning of the product development lifecycle by optimizing the design process in order to facilitate a seamless and cost-effective transition into manufacturing and full commercialization while enabling the OEM to maintain its focus on innovation.

Download a copy of our white paper or contact us to learn more.