Industrial robots have been around for decades and they’ve pretty much had the robot space to themselves. Recently, however, that has changed: Agribots, service robots, robo-advisors, drones and co-bots are now part of automation’s landscape. Soon, more descendants of industrial robots will be rolling, or walking, out of laboratories and into the real world. It’s been predicted for years, but the coming age of automation is starting to happen now thanks to advances in sensors, hydraulics and artificial intelligence, mostly in the field of machine learning.
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