Rise in robotics is helping companies survive the pandemic

Businesses across the country are being forced to close permanently in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, but many companies who specialize in robotics and artificial intelligence say their phones are ringing off the hook because of the pandemic.

β€œRobots and artificial intelligence are going to change how we do business,” said professor of supply chain management at Arizona State University Hitendra Chaturvedi.

Melonee Wise and Matanya Horowitz both run robotics companies. During the pandemic, Wise’s company, Fetch Robotics, has seen a 60 percent spike in requests for their robots who assist warehouse workers across the country.