Main findings for robotics in distribution services
Distribution services have a strong influence on other parts of the Australian economy and will face significant disruption, particularly in logistics, with the advent of new technologies such as self-driving cars. Lowering transportation costs will directly raise productivity in Australia while enabling increased provision of services to remote communities. The sector has an ageing workforce, and retail and logistics are becoming more complex, requiring robotic solutions. The needs of this sector are diverse. Warehousing, transport, and customer-facing retail all have different needs, and all face disruption to established business models.