Although the interest in robotics increased significantly in the last decade, industries have been reluctant to using the new technological opportunities.
In 2015, a survey conducted by the Danish Technological Institute and Jysk Analyse showed that 75% of the 825 participating in the survey, including Danish manufacturing companies with production in Denmark, did not use industrial robots in their production. More than half of the respondents believed that there was no robot technology suitable for use in their production. Today, a new analysis also conducted by the Danish Technological Institute states that companies can increase their annual profit and competitiveness by investing in robots. However, Anders Billesø Beck from the Danish Technological Institute’s Robotics Center has stated that companies have to be open-minded about the technological opportunities offered by robotics, artificial intelligence, and digitalization.
The industry’s reticence towards implementing robotics technology has been a challenge for Blue Ocean Robotics. However, the founders were holding on to the belief that robotics could increase productivity and create a better work environment for end-users in many different industries: