One of the main economic and business trends – robots and smart machines. From the very beginning human was searching for something that could change his lifestyle. First sticks used as weapon, first mills to reduce handwork, first vehicles to cut time in transportation… Robots now are now being deployed as receptionists, banking assistants and even prison guards, while technology allows amateurs to do what professionals once did.
Mounting circuits on electronic devices (i.e. mobile phones) 4. Working where there might be danger (i.e nuclear leaks, bomb disposal) 5. Surgeons are performing robotic-assisted surgeries that, among other things, can equalize little jiggles and movements of a surgeon’s hands when doing delicate procedures, such as microscopically aided surgery or brain surgery, etc. 6. Other manufacturing, such as certain repetitive steps in assembly lines or for painting products so humans don’t breathe the over spray or have to work with respirators on, working in the heat of drying and treating ovens on wood products, etc. 7. Mail delivery to various mail stations throughout the buildings in large corporations.
(They follow routes marked with ultra violet paint). 8. To assist police and SWAT teams in dangerous situations, such as with hostages or in shoot outs and stand offs. They can be sent to the scene to draw fire, open doors, “see” the environment from a closer view point, or look in windows with cameras, etc. 9. Bomb diffusion, land mine detection, and military operations where they are used as in #8 above. 10. Remote procedures by a surgeon or other doctor who is unable to be there to perform the surgery in person (such as at an ice-bound Antarctic research center) or where there is a shortage of surgeons in a specific specialty (Alaskan Tundra) and the remote surgeon does or guides the procedure from far away via robotic “hands”. 11. Space
Addressing issues such as caring for ageing populations. 2) Development of new renewable resources instead of usage of traditional gas, oil and coal As the world grapples with diminishing supplies of petroleum and the increasing carbon impact of coal, nations and manufacturers are turning their attention to alternative sources of power. Wind, solar and fuel cells are alternative energies poised to supplant coal and oil but the cost per megawatt is higher than conventional sources.
Robotics plays a leading role in making ever-changing alternative energy more competitive with fossil fuels. Alternative energy companies were very small and doing everything manually. With government funding available and the push towards alternative energy, companies are producing in much greater volume but cannot support that volume with manual processes,” says Christopher Blanchette, National Distribution Account Manager with FANUC Robotics America Inc. (Rochester Hills, Michigan) “Alternative energy companies are looking to automate quickly and to design an assembly process with hard automation would slow them down because the market changes so quickly.”
“Manual labor in solar cell manufacturing is not applicable due to the precision required. Alignment of devices relative to each other is critical. Strong Winds
Robotics have a role in two major aspects of wind turbine manufacturing. Go With the Flow Like wind turbines, hydroelectric turbines use robotics when fabricating parts, reports Whitney Moon, Market Development Manager with Genesis Systems Group LLC (Davenport, Iowa) “Robots are used because cycle times are very long and monotonous if done manually.” On the Road