Owning a robot can be expensive.
Exactly how expensive depends on your needs and usage; but in short, it costs around $1.2 million to run one robot over 10 years with $1.9 million to hire and maintain a qualified team of developers to run that robot.
And that’s if the robot runs 10 years.
In reality, it’s likely that your manufacturing needs will evolve over those 10 years. In that case, your robots will need to be reintegrated and reprogrammed for the new tasks.
If you own robots, reprogramming them will take valuable time and will cost thousands of dollars. If you embrace the Robotics as a Service (RaaS) revolution that’s simplifying automation in manufacturing, your business won’t have to get mired in an unnecessary robot ownership quagmire.