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The rapid advancements in AI, machine learning, and automation are bound to improve the current situation of warehouse robotics. (Photo: Allied Market Research) The rapid advancements in AI, machine learning, and automation are bound to improve the current situation of warehouse robotics. (Photo: Allied Market Research)

Editor’s Note: Emerging technology in the workplace is not a new phenomenon — consider how many companies use wearables to improve worker safety. But robotics has emerged as a possible game-changer to warehouse operations in industries across the globe. While only time will tell how it will impact worker safety, workers’ compensation and commercial insurance coverage, understanding where the market is — and where it is heading — will be key for insurance professionals as they prepare clients for the next-gen of technology. 

Take a glance around you, and you will see automation everywhere. The technology showcased in science-fiction movies such as Wall-E has come to life. Since the invention of wheels, we have come a long way. We now have driverless cars that can pick us up and drop us at our destination, and we can shop online by just reading out the grocery list using speech-recognition technology such as Alexa. Automated technology has transformed and reshaped our lives, and the warehouse industry has also received the Midas touch of automation.

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