VOL 24
Issue 7v12
Str Date: 2024.194.

Future of Robotics

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Future of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

Robots have long been a source of fear and fascination, and Hollywood has always swung from one extreme to the other. Movies such as “I, Robot” portend a terrible future in which robots strip humans of their free will, while “Chappie” praises robots as humanity’s final hope to avoid extinction.

Robots in film have straddled the line between saviors and villains for years, leaving us to wonder what a world filled with robots would be like. So far, robots don’t look or act like the sentient beings portrayed throughout science fiction. Instead, these basic machines carry out simple tasks that boost productivity around the workplace or factory. However, we are still decades away from a future where robots carry out more complex and meaningful tasks.

Different reports have suggested that robots eliminated 6 percent of all jobs in the U.S in 2021. In fact, it is believed that by 2030 one-third of American jobs could become automated.

We must all agree that robots are poised to displace humans by the millions in various industries. However, it is vital to understand that they are nowhere close to being human-like.

In companies and universities worldwide, engineers and computer scientists are trying hard every day to make robots more perceptive and dexterous. They are devising ways to make them more like humans with cognitive ability and appearance.

Right now, robots work alongside humans in many places like retail and fast-food retailers. But, what is even breathtaking is the fact that they are even performing functions that were initially the domain of humans, like making coffee, ferrying toilet paper, and caring for the elderly.

Soon, we may even have robot waiters serving us tea and coffee in our favorite restaurants. This isn’t a bad move? But will humans still be employable in the near future?

But some experts have said that the more robots outperform humans, the more humans will be expected to keep up. Do you believe that notion?

Drones play a significant role in the distribution of services in the United States. Many companies are using drones to send packages to clients. Note that drones-the non-bombing kind -are robots too. One drone company doing just that is Wing Aviation LLC. It’s owned by Google parent Alphabet and helmed by CEO James Burgess.

Nonetheless, here are some predictions that will share the future of robotics:

First, artificial Intelligence Will Face Regulation.

Truth be told, robots and every robotic invention will face a lot of regulation, and the main reason why such laws must be put in place is to ensure that we don’t throw humans under the bus. As much as we love inventions, let us be realistic in our inventions to ensure that robots become part of the solution to our problems rather than create more problems.

Designers Will Move Away from Humanoid Robots.

Recent inventions of robots that are human-like have been on the rise. However, the idea of making humans like with feelings, facial likeness, and the ability to talk may soon be limited. In essence, it will be great to have robots designed just to make life easier and help in the medical and industrial sectors of the economy. The most desired kind of robots are the ones used in the car manufacturing industry; they just make work easier. They are not designed to ruin careers or leave people jobless.

Drones Will Reach Widespread Adoption

This is an accurate prediction that drones will shortly be the go too mode of transportation. They are being used to transport medical supplies, shoot videos and movies, and many other things. With such widespread usage of drones, by 2030, drones will have more uses in different sectors of our economy. What then do we expect, more advanced drones that will help make life even easier? Let’s wait and watch what modern advancement gives us in the near future. There is a lot to hope for, and in due time we may see new drone inventions that will revolutionize transportation and the media industry.

Where do we go from here?

So, what does all of this mean for the safety of our civilization? The real threat to humanity lies not in the rise of robots but in our tendency to use new scientific insights in ways that violate the well-being of others.

Computer-based flight systems can quickly turn into extrajudicial drone strikes. Likewise, vast communication systems can mutate into a surveillance society in which every motion and message is tracked by agencies exempt from constitutional limits.

These fears about technology disguise our fears about how we will use such discoveries.

What are you solely looking forward to in the world of robotics? What do you think will happen in the near future? Please share your thoughts and ideas on this post in the comments section below. Visit our website and learn more.

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