on 19 December 18
It’s easy to overlook the sheer amount of automation in the modern world. The bulk of this technology exists in the background, making lives easier without seeming intrusive. Some of the technology, though, is more amazing than you might know. Below are just three examples of how automation is changing everything.
Assisting With Mundane Tasks
A great deal of the work done in automation helps to take human labor out of the equation when it comes to mundane, repetitive tasks. These are the tasks best done by machines, due to both the general lack of complexity and the amount of strain they tend to put on human laborers. Robotics companies, like Hudson Robotics, are developing machines that can do everything from moving medical samples from one drawer to another to those that can quickly dry off dishes in restaurants. Allowing automation to fulfill these tasks frees up human workers to concentrate on more complex tasks.
Keeping Businesses Moving
Automation doesn’t necessarily mean robotics. In many cases, the most exciting types of automated innovation are happening in the software space. There are thousands of programs currently active that help businesses move along without requiring human input. These programs help keep social media campaigns running, alert human users of accounting errors, and even help to fight off malicious cyber-attacks. Automated programs are able to focus on specific tasks more reliably than humans and can often spot pattern changes more effectively. This, in turn, helps businesses to operate more efficiently without having to assign human employees to mundane tasks.
Changing the Way We Live
Automation is also making incredible inroads into the typical home. Being able to adjust the lights and room temperature from an app is just the start—the smart homes of the future are already being built, and they’re incorporating automation in a number of unique ways. From refrigerators that can re-order essential foods to sensors that customize the atmosphere in each room to the occupants’ needs, these new pieces of tech are revolutionizing what comfort means in the home. These technologies are also helping to keep homes more secure, automating security processes and calling for aid when necessary.
The world automation is changing everything from simple repetitive tasks to the way we live in our homes. From business programs to complex robots, this wave of automation has to be seen to be believed. The most amazing thing, though, continues to be that much of this technology is still in its infancy—the truly spectacular breakthroughs are still to come.