robots & drones
the development of robots has been possible through the amazing combination of electrical engineering and computer programming. And with a little touch of artificial Intelligence (AI) we've been able to make these machines do just about anything for us. The development of robots relies heavily on three main disciplines; mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and most importantly computer programming.
The 21st century is marked by the rapid development of the robotics industry, from machines that followed simple instructions to humanoids like the robot "Sophie" that utilize speech recognition and AI to seem almost identical to humans.
By mimicking lifelike appearance and automating movement, a robot can now convey a sense of intelligence as if having a mind of its own. Now, we look forward to automated workplaces controlled solely by robots. Driverless cars are certainly advancing faster than we expected. And it's startling how today's robotic technology and automation seemed like an impossible dream only 50 years ago.
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a niche, yet major technology, that the robotics industry has brought us in recent years is drones. A drone, otherwise known as an "unmanned aerial vehicle" (UAV) is a unique aircraft that does not require a human pilot aboard. Although most drones are currently operated by a human remotely, it is inevitable that the near future will bring us drones that don't rely on any sort of human control.
It's undeniable that robotics has been, and will continue, taking over big chunks of tasks that humans are used to performing. However, one cannot ignore that fact that they are just tools, controlled and made by humans, for humans. Today's knowledge workers need to know how to create, mold and utilize robots to solve repetitive tasks, and help improve the quality of human life everywhere, for everyone.