The world is getting smaller and more interconnected, few decades ago, communicating with people who lived far away from us used to be very difficult. But thanks to globalization and advancement in technologies, today we can communicate with people far away from us with our computers, mobile phones etc.
Today countries and communities around the world are becoming more connected.
Just as we are starting to see the benefits of the advancement in technologies, there is another shift happening behind the scenes.
Robots are taking over!
Not in the Terminator sense, but robots are rapidly replacing traditional machines in a variety of areas, including manufacturing, health care, personal services, and more.
Robots have become the new norm. We can hardly go a day without talking about robots when it comes to technology. From mapping the earth to more responsive customer service, they have become a part of our lives in ways that we never would have imagined just ten years ago. It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that robots will change the world as we know it.
What is Robotics?
According to Wikipedia, Robotics is an interdisciplinary branch of computer science and engineering.
Robotics involves the design, construction, operation, and use of robots.
The goal of robotics is to design machines that can help and assist humans.
Robotics integrates fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, information engineering, mechatronics, electronics, bioengineering, computer engineering, control engineering, software engineering, mathematics, etc.
Types Of Robots
There are many types of robots, but in this article, we will look at five of them.
-Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)
-Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
-Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)
Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are robots that do not require human control to move around. They can navigate their surroundings and make decisions based on what they sense. AMRs are used in the manufacturing industry to transport items from one place to another within a facility.
-Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are robots used in material handling to transport goods or materials from point A to point B.
AGVs can be used for a wide range of applications, including loading and unloading machinery, assembly line manufacturing, and storage and retrieval systems.
Articulated robots have many joints, so they can be designed to have a wide range of motion. The most common example is the robot arm.
Robotic arms commonly have between four and fifteen joints and are designed to have the same degree of freedom as their human counterparts.
It is a robot that can walk and speak like a person, it has arms and hands so they can pick things up.
According to Wikipedia, a humanoid robot is a robot resembling the human body in shape. The design may be for functional purposes, such as interacting with human tools and environments, for experimental purposes, such as the study of bipedal locomotion, or other purposes.
In general, humanoid robots have a torso, a head, two arms, and two legs, though some humanoid robots may replicate only part of the body.
A cobot is a collaborative robot, which is essentially a small industrial robot that can work safely alongside humans.
The robot revolution is here: from self-checkout lines to self-driving cars, robots are already a part of our daily lives. But what does that mean for the future? How will robots change the way we work, the way we live, and how we interact with each other?
Here are ways that Robots Will Change The Way The World Works in years to come.
-Robots Will Help Us Learn.
Robots are already being used to help students with special learning needs, as well as children who struggle with language and communication disorders.
As this technology becomes more common, it will be used to help all students learn how to read, write, and count at their own pace, not the pace set by their teacher or the curriculum.
-Robots Will Keep Us Company
We all know that pets are great for your health they help you stay active, give you a sense of purpose, and keep you from feeling lonely.
But what if you can not have a pet (or you are not allowed to have one because of where you live)?
In the future, robots could be used as companions for people who need them they will even respond to touch and other forms of physical interaction with their owners.
-Robots Will Create New Opportunities And Industries.
You do not have to look too far into the future to start seeing robots in every facet of our lives from personal assistants like Alexa to driverless cars to drone deliveries and beyond.
That is just the tip of the iceberg, though as robots become more capable, they will be able to perform tasks we have never even imagined before.
-Robots Will Help Humans Do Their Jobs Better.
Whether you are trying to build a house or cook a meal, there are a lot of repetitive tasks involved, and until now, these tasks have been done by human hands because they require a level of precision that can not be easily automated.
With sophisticated machine learning algorithms, though, robots will soon be able to perform these tasks with greater efficiency than humans ever could, freeing us.
30% of jobs could be automated by robots by the mid-2030s. Source: PwC
According to some projections, the global stock of robots might reach 20 million by 2030, with automated labour displacing up to 51 million people in the next ten years.
-Robots Will Make Travel Easier On Earth.
Driverless cars are becoming more common now, and they could completely revolutionize the way we travel in the future by making them much safer than it is today (since human drivers are prone to mistakes).
Other types of driverless transportation may soon follow suit, including trains, buses, boats and even aeroplanes!
-Robots Will Make Our Homes Smarter
If you have ever wanted a robot butler, you are in luck!
Robots are making their way into homes as smart assistants and cleaners, meaning they will be able to tell when someone enters a room, answer questions, and even do some chores around the house.
Some robotic vacuum cleaners are even capable of mapping out rooms in 3D and using cameras to stay away from obstacles.
-Automation Will Increase
Robots have been taking over jobs that require repetitive actions for a while now. While this may mean job loss in certain fields, it also means that workforces will be freed up to focus on tasks that require creative thinking or critical analysis such as brand strategy or design and spend less time on menial labour.
– Robots will increase productivity
The exact impact that automation will have on productivity is yet to be seen. But the possibilities are exciting.
Robots do not need breaks or sick days they can operate continuously without fatigue or injury. They can work around the clock without leaving space for errors or mistakes.
There’s no denying that robots will change the world as we know it.
Robots are poised to transform the way we work, live, learn, and solve complex problems.
Prepare for the future!!