The Evolution of Robots

in StemSocial29 days ago

The era of relying solely on human intelligence to execute tasks is over. Advancement in science and technology is spearheading the widespread of inventions that are at the forefront of innovation. There are a few interesting things about technology and innovations. They bring about ease, convenience, and a completely different way of doing things the regular way, although not without their own challenges.


The Da Vinci robot being used to perform robotic assisted surgery. Surch surgeries are minimally invasive, time conserving and cost reducing. By فاطمه درستی - https://www.franciscanhealth.org/health-care-services/robotic-assisted-surgery-334, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70874369

Centuries ago, one had to wait for weeks, or possibly months, to get a response from a letter they sent through the post office. But that has changed. In minutes, you can get and respond to a text with your mobile phone. Now that is what innovation is. We can see technology advancements in diverse ways that impact our lives vividly and it is now evident that we are on the verge of co-existing with robots - aleady co-existing with them actually. Well, that is what this article is about – Robots.

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Robots are tech-inspired designs, created by adept engineers and technology experts. The idea revolves around the construction and use of machines to effectively manage and execute tasks conventionally done by humans. Have you ever imagined a world where surgical operations, farming, deliveries, and other tasks are being done by a humanoid robot? It leaves you intrigued right? Well, we had always thought that the future might usher us into the robot era but in reality, we are living the future we ought to anticipate.

Robots are widely being employed in different industries to perform both simple and even more complex tasks. A lot of aspects of robotic engineering involve the use of artificial intelligence. We have seen over the years how robotic devices are wired to think like humans, have visions, senses of touch, and even the ability to detect and withstand specific degrees of temperature. Further advancement is poised to develop robots that can function in an unrestricted environment, freely just like humans.

THE ROLE OF ROBOTS IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY

So many individuals detest the idea of having to work with programmed machines. However, these programmed devices are here to make life and work better and most especially, to do certain jobs that humans would not dare do. For instance, jobs that are dirty, draining, boring, or could even put lives at risk. Whether we are coming to terms with it or not, we interact with robots in our everyday routine, and this spells it all out – we are dealing with robots. Robots are already being employed in some industries including health, safety, education, and a host of others.

MEDICINE

Hospitals now have programmed robots for specific purposes in the health sector. Some are programmed to dispense medications to patients. These robots are also wired to interface with intelligent elevators to reach any floor and then return to the pharmacy for refilling. In more complex cases, robots perform complex surgical operations with a doctor overseeing and controlling the entire process through a camera. Robots in medicine help to maximize precision in delicate and intricate surgeries. If you are wondering how possible this is, the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery will clear your doubts.

EDUCATION

In most parts of the world, early childhood education involves the use of robots to help kids think fast and smart and also to augment their intelligence. An early childhood education center in San Diego, California employs a robot as a teacher's assistant. The robot teaches the kids to pronounce words and also to sing. The idea is to help kids learn quickly and understand how certain things work from an early age.

CRIME FIGHTING

In situations that would be extremely dangerous for humans, crime-fighting robots come in handy. Forces use crime-fighting robots to inspect areas suspected to be dangerously armed. These robots are remotely controlled to pinpoint locations of targets and detect traps that they have been programmed to disarm. In cases where the police force can not get so close to their targets, crime-fighting robots are sent ahead to collect the necessary audio and visual data needed to assess the situation and make informed decisions.

ASSISTED LIVING

The existence of robots is basically to make life easier and aid the effectiveness and productivity of humans. Did you know that there is a Korean robot shaped like a chair that can carry humans weighing up to 220 pounds and only needs a simple joystick to be controlled? That is a perfect example of how robots assist living. This particular robot is common in nursing homes and the home for the old in need of special care and facilities. Robots are programmed to help the elderly get in and out of bed. Some even provide a sense of companionship to those who are lonely.

SAFETY

Robots can also guarantee safety when they are programmed to. A robot called Skykee is Wi-Fi friendly and is designed in a way that can be made to watch, listen, hear, monitor, and speak on demand when controlled through the internet. Through surveillance video, it can keep the environment safe. It takes pictures, makes phone calls, records videos, and protects its environment.


Honda prototype robots. By Morio - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10416320

THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION

There are so many ways in which robotics engineering can enhance living and improve the efficiency of work for the better. We've seen countless ways robots do conventional things amazingly but there are so many new ways robots are doing things unconventionally. Robots are poised to be the future of innovation. With industries racing to these remarkable technology designs, the future of robots seems promising. Tomorrow's robots will have more features than today's robots. Thanks to advancements in technology and the idea of artificial intelligence.

It is believed that in the next decade, most jobs will become automated. We know that robots have more advantages than humans in a lot of aspects. When it comes to working, robots, unlike humans, do not go on breaks or get tired. They work until the task is completed as they have been programmed to do. Well, that is only one out of many advantages over humans. To add to that, hiring a robot is way cheaper than hiring a human. No health benefits, allowances, or retirement bonuses. In light of this, we might be heading to an era of a robot-led work system.

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I remember the steemhunt days when several humanoid robots were hunted. I got really initiated into the world of robots then and that's when I know that things have moved really well in robotics.

Lol...the good old days. Unfortunately, JS messed things up for us all

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let's also not forget that robots to do not have emotional breakdowns.

That makes them more desirable and dangerous at the same time

So true. Imagine if all those movies about robots wanting to take over the world came true? We'd be toast.

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