The field of robotics has been showing signs of tremendous growth and technological development in recent years. Robots are affecting society in different ways. At homes, there are robotic vacuum cleaners and autonomous lawn mowers among others. In industries, they are replacing human skills in some sectors.
The future of robotics is hard to tell due to the pace at which technology is changing. What is known is that they will have a significant impact on the life of almost everyone.
Here are some predictions about robotics
1. More advanced robots
One fact that is clear about the future robots is that they are going to be smarter, quicker, and more connected than the current ones. Scientists are working on improving artificial intelligence and MEMS (microelectromechanical) among others. This will make future robots to be very productive and efficient in activities that they will be engaged in.
This will enable the use of robot not only in manufacturing but also in non-manufacturing businesses. The non-manufacturing sectors that are likely to benefit are logistics, health, and resources among others.
2. Autonomous robots
Every day, scientists are working towards making robots that have a high degree of self-sufficiency. These are intelligent machines can carry out various tasks with little or no human control. Such machines have shown more productivity than people. They give consistent results in the functions that they perform.
The desire by many businesses to increase efficiency and profits have encouraged scientist to develop such machines. In the future, many autonomous robots will be used in industries and home. What will be the importance of going to school if a machine will be doing everything?
3. Impact on jobs
Robots are affecting employment in various ways. This is not going to change in the future. They are expanding skills replacing humans up the corporate ladder. They don’t only have high productivity but also high retention rate. They are also multitasking machines.
Future robots are expected to be more sophisticated and specialized than the current ones. People will be required to learn new skills as the new machines will take over their current jobs. However, it is important to note that robots are designed to assist humans and not to replace them completely.
Greater and farther-reaching improvements in robotics are being made. Many companies have emerged in leading these efforts. These robots are expected to have significant uses in homes, streets, industries, and classrooms among others.
Increased use of robots in the future will help in improving the lives of people. Robotics will have a significant role to play in the future.