Robotic Future: The Now and the Prospects
There are existence of robots in diverse of sectors now; even if there are criticisms of these devices, these does not translate to the fact that the niche has exhausted all creativity to innovate more dedicated trends. Of course, the continual convergence of ideas by manufacturers has further shown possibilities of inventions which will prove the efficacy of the devices and their cost effectiveness. The robotic future is a future where all the error and limitations being experience now will be fixed through the feedbacks the users.
Nevertheless, there are three categorizations of any robots;
- There is always a capability of any robotic devices. This strength is referred to as Brawn
- Also, there is need for good structural design. The physical look of any robots is often seen as relative to the work it is targeted to do. Weight and size of the robot is somewhat relative to its workload and rate. This is referred to as Bone
- The last in this category is the thinking faculty of the robot. This of course relates to the intelligence of the robot in terms of its ability to interact with control and coordination. This is referred to as Brain
Today, the recorded number of robots has attained a landmark of 1,000,000 with Japan having half of this number where an estimate value of 15% can be found in the United States. Some decade ago, 90% of these robots were usually on assembly line repeatedly carrying-out some dedicated task. But today, a half of a hundred percent are found in the automobile plants, with the remaining distributed across factories, energy plants, laboratories, hospitals, warehouses and other industries. Where humans are sceptical to work, robots are employed to carry-out some dedicated duties even where the working environment seem hazardous (i.e. handling dangerous materials, assembling of mechatronics, spraying/painting, inspection of products by sensing, cutting of materials and painting). Although the acceptability of these devices are still generally low due to cost and maintenance implication; there are still steady increase in their overall manufacture and patronage which may even be higher in years to come.