The global IT industry is among the fastest growing industries in the world.
It continues to move towards newer heights with the advancement in artificial intelligence.
We are already aware of the extent to which AI has gone with Samsung’s Bixby and Apple’s Siri. However, a far breakthrough has been seen in robot tech.
The robotics industry, especially programmable the humanoid robot, is blooming around the world. In fact, according to an estimate, it is on the verge of producing over three million jobs by 2020.
What further talks about the industry’s prolific path is the fact that by 2020, it will become a $100 billion industry.
In a nutshell, it is fair to say that the robotics industry is on the right path.
The C-3PO from Star Wars is no longer a figment of our imagination.
Many similar robots have been assembled and are being used for routine activities around the world.
Here are a few examples to let you better comprehend how far we’ve come in this area.
The closest thing that we possibly have to C-3PO is Pepper.
The robot is equipped with a wheel, and a head full of sensors that help move, understand, respond, and carry out certain tasks.
You can have a decent conversation with Pepper. The robot also understands emotion and has the capability of entertaining you.
A lot of stores around the world have been using this robot as a shopping assistant.
The Dyson 360 Eye
Just when you thought cleaning is such an effort-taking job, Dyson rolled out its infamous 360 Eye.
This is a vacuum cleaner that does not have long or short handles for support. It does not even require you to get up.
The vacuum cleaner finds the dust and debris and cleans it.
This is, however, not the first of its line.
IRobot vacuum cleaners have been around for a while, but they were always quite noisy.
The Dyson 360 Eye scans the room itself, finds the debris, and cleans it leaving the floor spotless. It does all that without making much noise.
The world that we are moving to needs robots more than ever. NASA also has one named Valkyrie.
It is a boggling 6 ft. 2 inches in height and is used to carry out different tasks at the International Space Station.
Valkyrie has capabilities to pick things up from the ground and even use different tools.
Facts for Future
Despite incredible success of the robotics industry in the past few years, some people don’t think that AI and robotics will be incorporated into our lives, at least anytime soon.
If you are one of them, the following researched facts may change your opinion.
- By the year 2020, even robots will be competing for jobs. Ones that can do better for less will win.
- In the next two years, around thirty percent of the major organizations will create a separate position for a robotics officer.
It is facts like these that ensure us that robot technology is headed in just the right direction.
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