4 trends of Robotics in 2019
In the previous year and the start of this year, AI has remained the hot topic in the tech world. The technology is progressing rapidly in this sector. The major breakthroughs belong to this industry these days. With that, the world of robotics is becoming more refined and sophisticated machines are being made. These machines are intelligent and have the mechanisms of machine learning. This feature has enabled them to perform various chores in the most humane way possible. Following are some of the trends of Robotics that will gain popularity in the coming year.
1. Home-place Robots
The industry is increasingly moving towards the service robots. In the last decade, these robots took over the automobile, food and health care sectors. Now they are invading our homes, but in a good way! We are already dependent on various technologic gadgets in our homes. Reheating food without tech is no longer possible. Robotic applications in this area are plentiful. Robotic vacuum cleaners are on the go. Robotic assistance in the kitchen, with elderly and multi-purpose household robots, is yet to come.
2. Delivery Robots
This year we saw Scouts- Amazon’s delivery Robots wandering the streets near the head office in Washington. Many companies followed after. In future we see robots delivering parcels and foods door to door. The idea of drone delivery has also caught attention. But it will only work with lightweight objects. The delivery in the indoor workplace environment is also under consideration. The papers to be signed mailed and photocopies can be delivered from floor to floor by robots. Nuro by Google is one of such examples.
3. Robots working along-side us
The idea of collaborative robots is also gaining popularity. These robots are capable of assisting humans working in the same environment. The idea is different from the above-mentioned category in terms that these robots don’t perform the task on their own. Rather they assist humans in the task. Amazon’s warehouse robots are a good example they bring items to the human workers for packaging.
4. Open standards for Robotics
In the coming 12 months, we can see the framework being laid to define the boundaries. The field of robotics and AI involves machine learning and the utilization of personal data. The framework ensuring the limits and boundaries of the extent to which such data can be utilized will make the revolution in this sector possible along with the legal rights. This will lower the barrier of development and deployment of robots at the grass-root level.