What is Robots as a Service (RaaS)?
Robots as a Service (RaaS) refers to the concept of implementing robots in a company as an on-demand, scalable service rather than as a permanent asset. By obtaining robots through an RaaS business model, companies can access robotics technology on an as-needed basis, typically through cloud-based platforms, without the costs and complexities of purchasing, maintaining, and upgrading the robots themselves. RaaS is increasingly popular as companies seek to take non-core competencies off the balance sheet, but at the same time seek to rapidly introduce artificial intelligence and robot automation into their operations.
RaaS is attractive for companies because it allows them to incorporate industrial robots into their operations without making a large upfront investment, as well as provide flexibility in terms of the types and number of robots used. Additionally, RaaS providers often handle maintenance, security, and software updates, freeing up the company’s resources for other tasks.
Top 5 Benefits of Robots as a Service (RaaS)
- Cost savings: The RaaS model eliminates the need for large upfront investments in purchasing and maintaining robots, allowing companies to access the benefits of robotic automation without incurring significant costs.
- Flexibility: RaaS allows companies to scale their use of robots up or down as needed, providing greater flexibility in terms of the number and types of robots used.
- Ease of integration: The RaaS provider handles the integration of an autonomous mobile robot into a company’s existing systems and processes, reducing the burden on the company’s resources.
- Access to expertise: RaaS providers often have extensive knowledge and experience in robotics and can provide valuable support and guidance to companies looking to implement robots within their operations.
- Reduced maintenance and upgrade costs: The RaaS provider typically handles maintenance, security, and software updates, freeing up the company’s resources and reducing costs associated with upgrading and maintaining robots.
Speak to CSSI About RaaS Programs
As you explore the use of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for material handling and picking/receiving support, CSSI can help you reach your goal faster with RaaS. Robotics companies such as Fetch Robotics, represented by CSSI, are available through RaaS programs. Please contact CSSI to discuss RaaS and Fetch robots today.