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Why Robotics Is Important In Today’s World

Robotics technology is changing the way that workplaces function. They are also changing the way that people go about their business at home. Robotics technology is making homes and workplaces more efficient, safe, and autonomous. They are doing tedious and routine tasks so humans can engage in creative, meaningful endeavors. Robots of all sizes are affecting the world both digitally and physically.

Industry Applications

In many industries, robots are taking on tasks that traditionally put humans at risk. In the oil and gas industry, robots are taking over dangerous inspections on rigs. In the chemical plants, toxic chemical storage tanks are being cleaned by specialized robots. Robotic tank cleaning is more efficient and effective than human employees. Instead of putting human employees in confined spaces or at extreme heights, robots get the job done without the need for work breaks, plant shutdowns, and expensive safety gear.

Research Applications

Robots are helping researchers and scientists learn about the world and other worlds. Robots can venture into spaces that humans cannot. For example, rovers can explore large spaces like underwater spaces and other planets without needing specialized suits or heavy oxygen tanks. Robots can also be used to explore small spaces that humans can’t reach, and those are used to look for troubles inside the human body. Their sensors send data to researchers who collect and analyze it to learn more about places that are nearly impossible for humans to explore on their own.

Medical Applications

When working with infectious diseases, health care providers need to keep their distance. One way is to wear personal protective equipment when working with infectious or vulnerable patients. The other way is to interact through robotic technology and telehealth applications. Robots can also be used in surgery, especially in microsurgery that needs extreme precision. With surgical robots, surgeons can direct them through procedures from anywhere in the world. This makes robots highly effective in places that are experiencing active combat, as well as in places with limited health care options.

Residential Applications

One common residential use of robots is as a vacuum. Small robotic vacuums can be programmed to clean certain areas of a home, then return to a charging station until the next time it is needed. Robots are also being used to integrate home systems like HVAC systems and kitchen appliances. Many of these robots can be controlled remotely through smartphone apps.

One other important residential application for robots include mowing and maintaining your lawn. Not everyone have the time and energy to mow their lawn by themselves or the funds to hire a lawn maintenance company to do it on a regular basis. But with a robotic lawn mower, you can keep your lawn well maintained even without being there to inspect. This will give you more time to take care of other tasks and activities. You can be at work, in the office taking care of business, or even on vacation having a good time, while your robotic mower is at home, in your yard taking care of your lawn automatically without your intervention.

Agricultural Applications

Agriculture is typically managed by humans running heavy machinery and simple tools. Farmers are just beginning to integrate robots into their daily duties. Robots are just beginning to do tedious tasks like spraying chemicals and harvesting crops. Some of the newest agricultural robots are even doing the heavy lifting to protect farmers from unnecessary injuries. Robots are also being used to milk cows, and some ranchers around the world are using robots to manage their crops and keep pests at bay.

The opportunities for robots in today’s world are endless. They can be used in so many ways to improve our lives and let us do more enjoyable things.