At vteams, we’re all about innovation.
Traditionally, offshore companies are consumed with turning a profit; cheap work for cheap product. Our international team, however, is comprised of industry professionals with goals that reach far and beyond the kind of projects we complete at a daily rate.
As you know, the majority of our developers are located in Lahore, Pakistan; here, we’re in the process of rolling out one of the most exciting advances the city has ever seen: its first robotics firm.
We see the potential. Robotics sales have been steadily increasing since the dawn of the industry’s commercialization, hitting a peak in 2013 when the largest number of robots to date were sold. While China remains the country with the largest level of robot production, the automotive industry’s growing interest in the technology has sales breaking records worldwide. The following year, demand hit a high point in North America with orders culminating to the tune of $1.2 billion.
This year, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2015 unveiled several exciting new robotics projects, yet another indication that the trend is strong. These initiatives were released to the public eye for the first time, and as Engadget writer Christopher Trout reports,
“You could hardly turn your head without smacking into a 4K display, but finding a robot companion takes a bit of legwork.”
Though this year’s most stunning advances in unmanned technology were few and far between, they were undoubtedly the stars of the show; from “employees of the future” to customer service bots capable of fulfilling a patron’s every need, the field of robotics is changing the world as we know it.
Enter vteams: for the past few years our own robotics division has been focused on the development of prototypes that would contribute to the world.
As Jeff Burnstein, President of the Robotic Industries Association shares,
“Innovative companies focused on robotics, as well as cutting-edge research from universities all over the world, will lead to new products that expand the opportunities for people and robots to interact on a daily basis at work, home, and in all aspects of our daily lives.”
In our eyes, the keywords here are “daily lives.” Thus, our priority lies in the massive possibility that exists in robots serving out humanistic, day-to-day functions. One such project? An autonomous litter removal agent.
How often do you take what you hope to be a pleasant stroll in the park, only to place one unfortunate step in the wrong spot, courtesy of the canine variety? The same goes for beaches, public streets and playgrounds. With this technology, this nuisance would be eradicated.
As reported by World Robotics, “average robot technology investments in the automotive sector increased by 22% p.a. globally from 2010 – 2013.” Industry professionals have calculated such a massive leap in the sales of household robots by 2016 that vteams has maximized focus in this vertical; the coming year will be our biggest yet, with development occurring daily in countries spanning the globe.
Why these projects in particular? Both their everyday, life-altering application and their immense potential.
As the World Robotics Organization states, “One significant driver is the new generation of lightweight robots that enable man and machine to work closely together – with no safety guard between.”
While these are just small examples of the kind of initiatives we’ve got under wraps, they are fantastic representations of the caliber of developer you’re hiring: goal-oriented, innovative and focused on the future.