Trends indicate growth in RaaS (robot-as-a-service) and collaborative robots in the coming year.

Manufacturing concerns will continue to use robotic systems for warehousing, delivery, The workers on the factory floor, commodity salespeople, much of middle management, etc. are going to be replaced by robots sooner than we think. With an increased demand for robots, we will need “smart” employees who are adaptable, curious, and persevering, and thereby drive innovation. But the industry is still in its infancy.

Not all robots require AI. Aside from chatbots, surveillance or delivery drones, and surgical robots, robotics is revolutionizing many sectors in various other ways. More companies such as Zipline will use drones pick up critical medical supplies – blood, medicines, anti-venom, vaccines – and carry them off safely to remote corners, saving lives quickly. Drones are being used for search and rescue and for construction and inspection. In agriculture, drones will find increasing use to detect crop health and manage livestock. Some companies are working with public safety workers to identify innovative uses of commercial drones

Going off on a tangent perhaps, but some interesting research highlights “the power of early exposure to robotics and coding in defying gender stereotypes toward technology and engineering fields.” This is yet another reason to get excited about the field of robotics and its innovation potential.

The advancements in the robotics industry over the next few years will be so significant that there is a good chance my two-year-old daughter may never have to learn to drive a car and will instead be driven around by autonomous public cars. This thought alone is astounding.

A lot of the science fiction staples of we grew up on have now become scientific fact, and there is no doubt Israel’s technological robotic startups have played an important role in this.  The practical applications of this emerging field are sizeable. While some of the applications have already changed our day-to-day activities, several, in the near future, will also dramatically change our lives.

Israeli companies excel in providing cutting edge technologies and enhance R&D services are visiting India for business opportunities either for joint venture and in look out for distributors for their technology. Companies in India can benefit from the advanced Israel technology.

Relevant companies, interested to learn more on potential collaboration are invited to contact the Economic and Trade Department at the Israeli Consulate General in Bengaluru.

For further queries, contact : Kavitha Saravanan, Trade Officer, Bengaluru.