With technology playing a major role in changing the world now, it is no longer surprising that robots have become a major component in the daily operations of many industries, including the automotive industry. Surfaces, etc. In other words, robots have become a vital part of the automobile manufacturing processes that are being sold today and seen on the road.
According to research conducted by Allied Market Research, the automotive robot market achieved $ 6.63 billion in 2019, and despite the challenges posed by “Covid-19”, it appears that this market will strengthen further in the coming years, as its value was estimated at about 13.60 billion Dollars by 2027, and these statistics indicate the great role that robots play in general, while at the same time confirming their importance in the automotive industry.
In fact, the use and application of robots in various processes and practices in car companies gives a competitive advantage in terms of production, as robots help improve quality, increase capacity and protect workers from performing difficult and dangerous work, especially in assembly plants.
If we look at it from the perspective of global car manufacturers, robotic technology has become the key to the future of transportation, as it is not imagined that the way we move today will remain the same in the next ten or twenty years.
And robots still have a lot to offer because of their superior ability to evolve and adapt, and to perform a wide range of activities from delivering goods to supporting people in all kinds of tasks and businesses that they do in their daily lives.
At Hyundai, we seek to explore new horizons for mobility by developing innovative solutions, so we formulated our future vision under the slogan “Progress for Humanity”, in order for people to stay connected, and in order for them to have more opportunities to enable them to lead a more lifestyle Convenience and sustainability, we are working to ensure that our personal mobility vehicle innovations reflect this vision.
For example, Hyundai introduced the Chairless Exoskeleton (CEX) exoskeleton jacket as the first wearable robot developed for industrial applications, to help factory workers maintain a sitting position without the need for a chair. That supports up to 150 kg.
The results of the pilot test proved its effectiveness in resting the worker’s body during his work, as it reduces the fatigue of the waist and the muscles of the lower body when working in a low position, which in turn reduces the risk of injury and significantly improves work efficiency.
Hyundai is working on another concept, the Hyundai Medical Exoskeleton (H-MEX) – a wearable robot designed to help paraplegics walk, as well as sit, stand and walk up or down stairs.
Earlier this year, Hyundai Motor Group took an important step forward in its transition as an intelligent mobility service provider by acquiring a major stake in Boston Dynamics, a leading robotics company that has proven a global position in the development of the latest high-speed and efficient robots. to face various challenges.
This major investment by Hyundai is an integral part of Hyundai’s relentless pursuit of expanding future smart mobility options, which in turn supports our investment in autonomous technologies, artificial intelligence, urban air mobility (UAM) and various advanced logistics services.
At Hyundai, we envision a world where robots are able to interact with humans and help make a positive impact in society by enabling people to work safely and thus increase productivity.
So Hyundai Motor Group plans to expand its presence in the humanoid robot market to develop robots that provide advanced services, such as providing care to patients in hospitals.
Advances in robotics technologies will also lead to the integration of Hyundai’s self-driving vehicles, urban air mobility and smart factories.
And robots will go from strength to strength, as technology continues to evolve, and robots are expected to gain more space so that we can one day rely on them for transportation services, and do tasks we never imagined before.
The question is no longer whether it will become an important part of our daily life because it has already become so, but we have to reformulate the question to be how to make it an important and influential part of our daily life, and the answer to the question will not be limited to the future of mobility only because robots will be one of our tools to create a better future For everyone.
* Vice President of Hyundai for the Middle East and Africa