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In recent years, robotics has gained even more important economic value in industry and trade. While most of the ideas have already been presented, companies have yet to exploit many specific products, creating an attractive commercial global marketplace. The international community of robotics researchers is well-organized with a wide range of conferences, summer schools, repositories of educational materials, competitions, publications, and awards. These communities maintain communication networks for promotions, job offers, and more.

Project robotization has all chances to replenish the range of integration services in the medium term. Experts have recently started talking about robotization as a service (RaaS). Until now, almost every project of a fully automated enterprise has been developed and implemented on an individual basis. Which is quite understandable: these solutions are still unique, there are no industry standards or certificates (like the Uptime Institute Tier-system) in this industry. Yes, individual robots (assembly manipulators, for instance) are produced in large numbers, but fully autonomous factories equipped with them are still a rarity.

The robotics industry is experiencing a golden age. Driven by increasing diversification, the global robotics sector is rapidly growing, with a total value of more than $ 100 billion. The robotics segment for professional services will dominate, with more than double industrial and logistics robots sales.

The number of robotics and business automation companies has skyrocketed over the past decade. By investing in robotics, corporations are looking for more efficient production of goods and a faster production cycle. Innovative technologies are not sector- or industry-specific, permeating all industries differently. For example, augmented reality: technology consists of digital images superimposed on the real world. Its use has expanded far beyond its origins in video games, finding healthcare, retail, and manufacturing applications.

Most robots are remote-controlled with relatively little autonomy. However, with the development of technology, the path to intelligent analysis of machine tasks becomes obvious. In particular, laboratories and first responders maintain a whole fleet of various robots. The robotics competition at the World Robot Summit 2020 filled the topic with new technologies and demonstrations of technical feasibility. The Disaster Robotics category addresses infrastructure, disaster prevention, and response challenges. It handles particularly complex challenges such as preventing industrial accidents and responding to accidents in tunnels.