Robot manufacturers are always at work trying to develop a newer robotic model. Nowadays they are making the roots to mimic human actions of movement and to even look like humans in an attempt to make it easier to integrate them in the market.
The introduction of hair on the robots that looks real as well as incorporation of sensor technology enables the robots to react to changes in stimuli in their environment. Fake eyes with the capability of blinking as well as minimal chest movements to depict breathing make them look alive and more human like. Incorporation of muscles on their faces to make facial expressions is meant to make them socially acceptable. Some of the anticipated robotic applications that we should expect in the market soon include;
1. Robotic Pets
Imagine each and every child or adult being able to acquire a pet, only that in this case it is a robotic pet. They not only provide children with interactive company, they can also be programmed to remind sick people especially the elderly time to take their medication. The robot-pets are made to look and feel like the real pets with sensors on the fur that gently vibrates when you touch it. These pets have been proved to reduce depression and loneliness and at the same time increase the quality of life especially for the seniors.
2. Robotic Competitions
How does the idea of having a team made up of robots playing at the world cup against human players sound? Believe it or not, robot manufacturers are developing a fully autonomous team of robots meant to play against the world cup champion possibly by 2050.
3. Robots that are not programmed
Robots normally run on software that a client has to program an algorithm of the specific tasks they want accomplished. With the incorporation of artificial intelligence, we might have robots that can run effectively without being programmed. Are you wondering how they function? These manufacturing robots obtain instructions on what to do from associated software that depicts what is to be done. The fact that these amazing robots can comprehend a number of languages enables them to function without programming. They will revolutionize the manufacturing sector as the robots can decide on their own which task to assign to which of its two arms as well as its ability to correct a fault that it has done without being instructed to do so.
4. Rescue Robots
Imagine the possibilities that we can achieve with the development of a rescue robots! All those people who have died or gone without trace because they got lost in the woods and it was too fogy for air rescue could all have been saved by use of the rescue robots.
The rescue robots being developed will comprise of a team of small robots, with the large robot coordinating their location and search results. The large robots carry the small one and refurnish them with power while providing control. The robots are well equipped for the task with heat sensors, motion detectors and cameras and the data is sent back to the controlling robot.
5. Robotic Insects
Manufactures have borrowed so much of the insect’s anatomy to develop the robotic insects. Some of the aspects being incorporated in the building of these future robots include movement, cooperation as well as the insect ability to adapt to new environment.
6. Robotic prosthetics
Robotic prosthetics have been named by some people as the best integration between human beings and robots as they enable a human being to live to their maximum potential despite the defect that they have. Robotic prosthetics allow amputees to coordinate simple activities with their hands. This is all possible by connecting the brain system to the prosthetics that allow you to manipulate your limb as if it were whole. Advancement in this field will see the development of more comfortable options for the amputee such as cybernetic arm.