Science fiction always predicted that robotics would be a part of our future, and that future has arrived.
However, instead of taking over the world, robotics is having a subtle but influential impact on some of our biggest industries.
Whether it’s treating our health or repairing our planet, with robotics, what industries are about to boom?
The construction industry requires a lot of human creativity, but robotics is developing to the point where the more menial or routine tasks can be taken over. With robots eliminating the smaller jobs usually delegated to unskilled laborers, the construction industry can do more than remove jobs and save money that can be devoted to projects.
This allows them to complete these tasks more efficiently while maintaining a higher degree of quality across the board. The construction work is safer for the humans on-site and the final result is less prone to flaws that are accepted as a possible outcome of human error. Your buildings, roads, and bridges are more trustworthy with a machine on the job.
The food industry isn’t one where we see a lot of robotic involvement, but that’s about to change with the latest developments in robotics. Better practices in hygiene are possible with their automated abilities, and even more so, a certain standard can be held across multiple regions without additional costs to companies and organizations, who otherwise would have to invest in training and more expensive personal for management.
Packaging and the creation of better processed meals can all be taken over by robots, who will create a better product with fewer errors— and with a performance that can be tracked easily.
Businesses are usually the first to take advantage of technology’s latest leaps, but healthcare is also benefiting. As corporations further develop software on computer servers and machines to make themselves money while improving consumer experience, the healthcare industry can reap the fruits of that labor by adopting it to deliver better care to their patients, rather than better products.
This will be repeated once again with robotics, where robots will be able to draw and collect blood samples themselves, help free up an overwhelmed hospital staff by taking care of the more mundane tasks nurses and aids are burdened with, and even further embrace the future by becoming the automated hands of telecommunicated healthcare. If patients need remote assistance, they could very well interact and have their issue resolved with a robot, allowing doctors and other medical professionals to stay on point with more critical situations.
Alternative Energy Industry
The huge boost of technology in our modern age is often held accountable for ruining our planet. Our fancy cars, our new machines, and even our handheld devices are contributing to an energy crisis and pollution. So how could robots help turn this around?
The alternate energy industry can help robots redeem themselves as bringers of bad news for the planet by allowing them to help create the machines we need for alternative energy. Windmills and the like for creating energy are difficult and expensive to make, but robotics can smooth out the manufacturing process and cost with the help of big data, making it more possible to produce these means of cleaner energy.
By automating the process and allowing machines to do this heavy lifting, we could build bigger, cheaper, and many more means of clean energy to help reverse the footprint machines leave on our planet.
Industries That Deal with Hazardous Materials
Let’s face it: who wants to sign up for dealing with hazardous materials? Whether it’s transporting them or disposing of them, it’s a task that needs to be handled, but one that poses an incredible risk for the humans on the job.
However, robots are ideal for managing hazardous materials, as they are completely impervious to sicknesses and diseases humans can contract from exposure to these materials. Furthermore, should tragedy strike with something such as an explosion, robots can be replaced or repaired. Humans? Not so much.
This will allow dirty bombs, explosive materials, or radioactive waste—to name a few—to be better handled for public, personal, and environmental safety.