Robotic Integration into Our Lives: Now and the Future
By customization the use of machines in daily life, robots always come first. It may be that their comprehensive integration into everyday life means that everyone can depend on them as support for their physical tasks, just as we now rely on applications for computer tasks. As the robots move from our imagination to our homes, offices, and factories, they will become collaborators that help us do much more than we do alone. Robots will add endless possibilities to how we move, what we build, and where, and even the materials we use to create things.
The impact of Robots in the future
Robotics will have a remarkable impact on our future in different areas and will soon become an important part of daily life. It is very likely to happen sooner than we think or what we can be prepared for.
In Hollywood movies, robots are often shown as dangerous creatures that end up killing humans and ruling the world. For this reason, many people fear them, and many others have their doubts about them.
However, we must emphasize that we, as humans, are the ones who are designing and building the robots, so we must do them in a way that best serves our needs to improve our lives.
Two of the places where we will begin to see robots in action will be factories and homes. Here is a quick summary of how robots will affect our lives now and in the near future:
Industrial robots are increasing in popularity. Almost all the factories already have them and, in the future, they will be full of worker robots, which will be able to work at all hours without rest, since they do not need vacations nor do they complain.
South Korea is currently the country that is introducing the most industrial robots. Interestingly, the geographical regions that currently employ them tend also to have a lower unemployment rate. This fact may surprise, but the reason for this is that its use helps the economy to expand and grow, while paving the way for innovation and the creation of new products and services.
In other words, one of the impacts of the use of industrial robots is that the economy is growing. All kinds of new jobs and business opportunities will be created in a way that is hard to imagine today.
On the other hand, large companies such as Amazon use robots in their warehouses to perform tasks more quickly and efficiently. For this reason, Amazon has the ability to offer very short delivery times to its customers. Without the use of robots, that would be impossible.
In short, it is safe to say that almost all jobs that require manual and repetitive activity will go to robots in the future.
It makes many wonder what exactly is educational robotics, and what are its applications in the classroom? It goes far beyond creating robots and programming them, but it encourages logical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork through technological resources.
They acquired sufficient knowledge to program a web page, create mobile apps, design computer games, enter robotics and manage 3D printing, in addition to promoting learning autonomy, teamwork, and public exhibition of projects.
In the future, high school students will get introduced to Arduino, which combines electronics and programming to develop multiple projects, whether they are home automation, systems. And of course, the NAO robot stands out as an educational tool with a great learning curve that ranges from children to University research.
AI tutors will fully customize the teaching process, helping each student in the areas where they need it most. Virtual immersion hearing aids can be used to increase learning effectiveness, as well as new technologies such as transcranial direct current stimulation, which can help students memorize content up to 40% faster.
Robotics in Energy sector:
The price of solar and wind energy is decreasing and, within a few years, most individuals can produce their own and sell the surplus to others, since its distribution will be carried out through a blockchain system.
Robotics in Health care:
A large part of the population will have an AI doctor on our smartphones, which will provide suggestions on how to lead a healthier life and make basic diagnoses in case of medical problems. Different sensors in the body and Nanorobots in the bloodstream may indicate if something is wrong and suggest preventive medication and personalize long before symptoms of a disease are shown.
Our homes will increasingly have a variety of robots or devices based on artificial intelligence. The first one was Roomba, which was designed for floor cleaning. Many people already own this robot and use it daily.
In addition, it is important to mention virtual assistants such as Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, who answer any questions we have.
The so-called smart speakers work with these assistants: Google Home uses Google Assistant, and Amazon Echo works with Amazon Alexa. These devices can also be connected to others in the home, such as lights or sound equipment, being able to control them with the virtual assistant.
What impact will these virtual assistants have?
It remains to be seen. Some people will use them to make their lives easier and of better quality, while others will become too dependent on them and may even begin to treat them as a spouse or special friend.
The use of company robots is also on the rise, especially in countries with a large population, such as Japan. When you use the correctly, they can be beneficial for you.
On the other hand, master robots are increasingly popular among families with young children. They can teach them simple things. However, they should be used and controlled with caution since, in the early stages of development; children need a lot of human company and interaction.
In short, industrial robots will offer enormous benefits and help manufacturing companies that employ them to improve all business processes significantly. In the case of personal use, robots will help us in many tasks, but their excessive use could increase loneliness, isolation, and other social disorders.
In general, we must use robots as a means to help us personally achieve our goals, carefully considering, before starting using them, the long-term impact they will have on our lives. Robots will increasingly influence the way we live. Therefore, we must devote many resources to ensure that our human essence will not change and that our human abilities will remain intact.
Author: Vicki Lezama