The use of smart linear robots already have shown their value in improving throughput and reducing workplace safety incidents. The smart linear robots allow shorter cycle times and can perform motion tasks better than folding arm robots. Their compact design makes them flexible solutions for many applications. And this may be just the beginning, as engineers and programmers already are moving past this evolutionary stage of the linear robot to uncover greater value and new applications. This white paper takes a look at some of the current applications, and a look to the future of smart linear robots.