AUTOMATION and ROBOTICS ROBOLUTIONISING the Industries!
Robotics is the next big thing and sure be a trendsetter in many industries such as restaurants, warehousing, education, industrial automation, etc.
The concept of robotics has been in existence for a long time, with Egyptians using automated water clocks to strike the hour bell and hydraulically operated statues that could gesture and speak in 400 BC.Robots have evolved tremendously over the years and are now being widely used in various sectors such as defence, disaster management, search and rescue operations, and the entertainment industry in the form of electronically operated toys. Automation is an extension of robotics and can be termed as the next phase of industrial revolution.
The Field of Robotics
Robotics is a multidisciplinary engineering field that integrates several disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, electronics and computer science.Robotics can be a godsend for industries that deal with large production volumes and need frequent quality checks. Thus automation is ideal for industries involved in retail, e-commerce, pharmaceutical, and engineering tools and automobile sector. It is applicable in all those sectors that store, assemble and transport products. Other industries where robotics is making its mark are manufacturing, pharmaceutical, FMCG, packaging and inspection, defence and education.
Robotics will continue to transform manufacturing in numerous ways, but there are few trends in robotic automation that will play a key role in the near future.
- Robotics in Public Security
Artificial technology for predicting and detecting crime might seem far-fetched, but it’s quite possible for the future we’re looking at. Drone footage, for instance, will make that happen soon. In addition, automatic recognition of suspicious activities is already a reality for camera-based security systems. This technology will change society in a very important way: it will allow law enforcement officials to act quickly whenever a suspicious behaviour has been spotted.
- Robots in Education
The line between classrooms and individual learning settings is already starting to blur. As
In the near future, however, artificial intelligence will most likely replace tasks, not jobs. The good news is that it will also create new markets and jobs. We might need additional education and re-training for those jobs, but the opportunities will be there.
- Autonomous Cars
Self-driving cars still require some human intervention, but we’re getting closer to the day when they won’t. In the past decade, the perception of this technology among the public went from “How is it even possible?” to “Maybe it’s possible…” to “Definitely getting there!”
Waymo, the company that arose from the self-driving car project by Google, no longer has a monopoly on this industry. Instead, every significant automobile producer is pursuing this technology, with Uber being one of the strongest players. The users of this service can now get matched with a self-driving Uber when they request the service, so they can get a glimpse of the future.
Where will this trend take us? As companies continue to invest in this trend, we’ll live to see a different face of public transport by 2020.
- Healthcare Robots
We’re looking into a different future for healthcare, too. Instead of visiting a primary care physician who will give us a check-up with a simple stethoscope, we’ll have intelligent robots performing these tasks. They will interact with patients, check on their conditions, and evaluate the need for further appointments.
Pharmabotics will bring more huge changes. They’ll be like ATMs for medicines, so we can get the medications we need while avoiding the inconvenience of talking to a stranger about our health issues.
- Robotics for Entertainment
Robots are getting more personalized, interactive, and engaging than ever. With the growth of this industry, virtual reality will enter our homes in the near future. We’ll be able to interact with our home entertainment systems through conversations, and they will respond to our attempts to communicate.
Robotic automation offers manufacturers growing opportunities to save on costs, enhance production, and remain competitive. The return on investment can equal growth that not only increases profits but creates jobs for a community and savings for customers.