Posted By Raj Singh on 12/09/2017 in Technology

Robotics: Setting Trends for the Future

Robotics: Setting Trends for the Future

In recent months, different prominent websites have featured stories about how robots are going to displace human labor in everyday work, and how soon its going to happen. And while some have projected these changes to take place in a time as far away as 2030, different robot manufacturers are already testing their machines’ efficiency and workmanship in real life work situations. Some of the most popular careers today are in a straight line as targets for this ‘robotic’ reform, and parents everywhere are justifiably worried. Suddenly, robotics is now a highly recommended area of study and some parents are wondering why.

Here are the basics you must know about robotics today.

Robotics is a branch of engineering which incorporates multiple disciplines to design, build, program and use robotic machines. Robots are the machines used to carry out the activities usually done by humans. They are programmed to follow a set of instructions, enabling them to complete a task with the same (and even better) precision and speed like humans.  This is one of the reasons companies prefer robots to humans. Robots can also handle large, continuous batches of work unlike humans, which is a big asset in today’s high achieving business world.

Robots are now everywhere including;

The military, where they are used for highly dangerous missions such as detecting and detonating explosives.

Industrial work, where they are known as industrial robots and used to automate everything from packaging to assembling to painting large scale supply products.

Lifesaving and emergency response, where snake like robots are used to access rubble and debris in situations of emergency that can’t be handled by recuse teams.

Healthcare, where robots are now being used to perform penetrative surgeries including prostatectomies, hysterectomies, and more.

Domestic work, where everything from domestic cleaning to managing household expenses can be managed by a butler-like house robot.

Yes, robots are shaping the future. Here’s why you should be interested.

As of today, there is increased inclusion of robotics in most aspects of life. Previously, robots were staples for the industrial packaging and automotive industries. Now they feature in healthcare, retail, military, safety and emergency response.

Robots are also being improved in design and functionality everyday. Older robot models worked following instructions from a programmer only; today they are being designed to absorb data from their environment, respond to commands and information and identify objects with improved accuracy. To sum it up, robots are about to start feeling the way humans do. Which leaves no wonder as to why they might be used to replace a sizeable percentage of normal jobs by 2050.

For many companies, especially the large scale ones, automation is fast becoming a necessary investment. They aren’t prone to the same physical, emotional and mental stress that debilitates humans, which makes them a wealthy investment. The fact that they also quicken service provision and can be incorporated anywhere is another advantage. All these factors only serve to improve the world’s reception of robots and facilitate their seamless introduction into everyday work life a few years to come.

How does this affect robotics as a program of study?

This makes robotics are very interesting – and yes, profitable – course of study and career. In fact, robotics is already a highly recommended field if your child shows interest at an early age. There’s going to be a shift in how the traditional work office setup, and we’ve got to be ready for it. Robots are already here with us, and they’re not going away. The best we can do is prepare and adapt accordingly.

Now new questions that arise are,

‘Should children be taught by Robots?’,

‘Should children form emotional bonds with Robots?’

‘Are we starting a new trend of buying Robots for our children?’

We would love to cover more on the topic soon. What are your thoughts?

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