By D N Singh
It is a dramatic shift in the life of human beings, now that robotic technology has made a huge inroad into human lives. From the oceanic bottoms to the high as the space.
Let’s say about the Service Robots assisting human beings by performing jobs that are often so hazardous, may be dirty and boring. It is a built-in control system with manual override options. But in some robotic services, there is the need for certain autonomy options.
For example, Robots play a significant role in our personal lives, like at home normally humans do. Be it cleaning floors, dusting or even mowing the lawns and other jobs.
Even deploying the Robotic services in the restaurants have gone a long way when a customer opts for the kind of food through the touch screen and there you are getting it on the table or chose the kind of ice-cream through the touch screen, the frozen stuff is delivered on your table by the Robot attendee.
In a society where the nucleus family concept gets predominant, in some advanced countries the elderly or infirm couple may hire services through robots.
Can robots be put into the services at home to do the job of assistants or even butlers? The answer is yes, it is going to be.
Nestle has already used a humanoid robot called Pepper, in some Japanese department stores selling coffee makers as Pepper understands about 80 percent of conversations and uses it to help customers.
Autonomous scientific robots perform tasks which humans would find difficult or impossible, from the deep sea to outer space.
For example, the ‘Woods Hole Sentry’ can descend down to 4,500 metres without any payload of a support ship or the oxygen which are required in human-piloted vessels in this kind of jobs or say, now the Mars Rovers which could carry out sampling and photography in the hostile
There is a point we have reached when robots contribute to the Agricultural sector when they become more incorporated in many facets of the Agri sector such as when using advanced sensors Robots will spray for weed control , harvest crops, plant seeds and the pruning of plants.
Last but not the least, in India, in a first, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre in Delhi, installed the first ever Made-in-India Surgical Robotic System, SSI Mantra, beginning a new era of surgical procedure in India, making robotic surgery accessible for the people.
About the Author:
DN Singh is a Bhubaneswar-based senior journalist.
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