Tag : Robotics

Robotics is a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI), it is mainly composed of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science engineering for construction, designing and application of robots. Robotics is the science of building or designing an application of robots. Robotics aims to design an efficient robot. Robots are multifunctional, re-programmable, automatic industrial machine designed for replacing human in hazardous work.

Aspects of Robotics:

  • The robots have electrical components for providing power and control the machinery.
  • They have mechanical construction, shape, or form designed to accomplish a particular task.
  • It contains some type of computer program that determines what, when and how a robot does something.

Robots are widely used in such industries as automobile manufacture to perform simple repetitive tasks, and in industries where work must be performed in environments hazardous to humans. Many aspects of robotics involve artificial intelligence; robots may be equipped with the equivalent of human senses such as vision, touch, and the ability to sense temperature. Some are even capable of simple decision making, and current robotics research is geared toward devising robots with a degree of self-sufficiency that will permit mobility and decision-making in an unstructured environment. Today’s industrial robots do not resemble human beings; a robot in human form is called an android.

Types of Robots- Mechanical bots come in all shapes and sizes to efficiently carry out the task for which they are designed.

  • Pre-Programmed Robots

Pre-programmed robots operate in a controlled environment where they do simple, monotonous tasks. An example of a pre-programmed robot would be a mechanical arm on an automotive assembly line.

  • Humanoid Robots

Humanoid robots are robots that look like and/or mimic human behaviour. These robots usually perform human-like activities (like running, jumping and carrying objects), and are sometimes designed to look like us, even having human faces and expressions.

  • Autonomous Robots

Autonomous robots operate independently of human operators. These robots are usually designed to carry out tasks in open environments that do not require human supervision. An example of an autonomous robot would be the Roomba vacuum cleaner, which uses sensors to roam throughout a home freely.

  • Teleoperated Robots

Teleoperated robots are mechanical bots controlled by humans. These robots usually work in extreme geographical conditions, weather, circumstances, etc. Examples of teleoperated robots are the human-controlled submarines used to fix underwater pipe leaks during the BP oil spill or drones used to detect landmines on a battlefield.

  • Augmenting Robots

Augmenting robots either enhance current human capabilities or replace the capabilities a human may have lost. Some examples of augmenting robots are robotic prosthetic limbs or exoskeletons used to lift hefty weights.

Technology |

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Supply chain |

A priority for a post COVID revival plan of global organisations is to build more resilient supply chains. A study by Capgemini Research Institute stated that more than 80% of organisations have reported their supply chains being negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, with a majority of these businesses struggling across all aspects of their […]