The widespread proliferation of robotics technology in multiple sectors points toward an emerging trend where the manual functions will be automated by robust, multi-functional robots.
FREMONT, CA: Robotics was once a concept limited to science fiction. However, the rapid technological revolution has made it a reality. The inception of robust sensors, motion control technology and machine learning has equipped robotic units with near-human capabilities. Today, robotics has proliferated through almost every sector, including manufacturing, agriculture, and emergency services.
Medical robotics is increasingly being leveraged to assist surgeons during precision surgery, including abdominal, cardiac, orthopedic, spinal, and neurosurgical operations. Surgical robots enhance the accuracy of movements, limit potential errors, and reduce recovery times. Specialized robots have enabled surgeons to make minimally invasive incisions.
Automation is rapidly permeating the agricultural sector, introducing innovative technologies. It has enabled the inception of precision agriculture, using drones and Artificial Intelligence (AI) data analytics to augment the work processes. Agricultural robots are already being leveraged for milking cows, planting and monitoring crops, and managing harvests.
Following the steady electrification of theautomotive industry, tech firms and vehicle manufacturers are investing in the development of self-driving cars, trucks, and buses. Car manufacturers depend on robust robotic units to produce and test the next generation of vehicles.
Military and law enforcement agencies are also investing in robotic technology to augment their capabilities, primarily for surveillance and recon. Many organizations are working on military-grade robots, unmanned systems, and AI technology designed for active combat on land, sea, and air. The utilization of robotic exoskeletons will not only ease the burden of personnel but will also enhance their safety.
The incorporation of robotics in emergency response will significantly enhance the capabilities of first response agencies, enabling them to undertake better recovery measures in the case of earthquakes, hurricanes, and other disasters. The robots designed for emergency responses can be controlled remotely through proprietary navigation systems.
The inception of smart cities and smart homes has given rise to intelligent appliances and devices with natural language interfacing capabilities. It will not be long before robotics reaches smart households. Many organizations are investing in domestic robots to help the aged, educate children, prepare meals, and clean.
From recent developments, the demand for robust robots is evident. Many tech organizations around the world are working on the consolidation of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), augmented reality (AR), and many other technologies to develop multifunctional robotic units.