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Future of Robotics in Automation Systems

Robotics has already significantly changed automation. More and more industrial robots are being used, as they can perform increasingly complex tasks quickly and efficiently. Robotic machining provides more flexibility that can distinctly improve efficiency on the shop floor.

In the context of industry 4.0, autonomous and interactive robot systems are becoming even more important. Aside from already implemented solutions, new applications will be realized in a near future. For those new scenarios novel robotic systems and approaches will be needed that integrate machine learning with the power of innovative cinematic concepts.

The future of robotics in automation systems is characterized by hybrid robot systems. Using nature as a model and inspiration, these robots feature both extremely stiff and compliant actuators. Due to higher flexibility and extended capabilities, it is possible to accomplish diverse and complex tasks autonomously, by being precise when needed and compliant when robustly interacting in rapidly changing environments.