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Robots Becoming More Human

Humanoid robots are made to assist humans and to take on tasks that are repetitive for human beings. Robots cannot completely replace humans, but AI has improved them to become more human. 

Improvements in Robots also increased its production. According to the statistics, there are 400,000 thousand new robots in the market yearly. In addition, the robotics global market value is already more than $40 billion in revenue.

Researchers say that these growing numbers are the effect of robot usage. Many businesses choose to invest in robotics to improve their organizations. 

Due to its beneficial factor, robotics inventions are here already.  Some of the robotics the world has today are:

  • Ameca – This robot, Ameca, is one of the latest inventions of Engineered Arts. This has the features of sensors that can track movement within the room. Ameca can also interact and recognize human emotions and age. 
  • Digit – From Agility Robotics, Digit humanoid robots can unload and move packages. It can crouch and squat to pick up objects, while surface plane reading sensors would help it find the most efficient way.
  • Nadine – The Nadine robot is a social robot with a facial expression and upper body movement that can do various activities. These activities include recognizing faces, gestures, objects, and speech. 

Pros

Better automation and efficiency – Robots can perform repetitive tasks quickly and precisely. This leads to efficiency in operations like logistics, manufacturing, etc.

They are safer – Technologies like robots can take on dangerous tasks that can be hazardous for humans. Some of these tasks may be toxic substances or extreme environments.

No need for breaks – Robotics can work 24/7 without needing breaks. This is the same reason why they can produce and deliver continuously. 

Cons

Job displacement – The Robots’ automation of tasks can lead to unemployment. Humans can lose their jobs, especially those with routine work.

High cost and maintenance – The investment for Robots can be very expensive. They can increase operational expenses once they have glitches or breakdowns. 

Cannot fully perform human ability – Although scientists are starting to produce Humanlike Robots, they are still far different from real ones. This technology does not have the same creative minds as humans.

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