Not only does robotic automation provide better quality products and greater output than manual processes, but it also diminishes the levels of scrap and rework, making it a cost-efficient method even in countries where labor costs are low. Robots' increasing advantages over fixed automation and physical labor have broadened their scope of applications in industries such as medical, manufacturing, and automotive.
Robots are breaking out of their cocoon of shop floor assistance and have begun servicing more sophisticated segments including photonics and fiber optics. With manufacturers integrating enhanced vision and audio capabilities, these machines have become more flexible and skillful.
"Researchers and technologists are increasingly striving toward developing innovative techniques that include the use of artificial intelligence and progress to less human supervision," states Technical Insights Analyst Anand Subramanian.
These modern robotics systems aid surgeons performing complicated cardiac and abdominal operations without making large incisions. Dexterous, voice-controlled robots can facilitate efficient microscale operations by eliding hand tremors and offering visual magnifications.
"Surgical robots enable the surgeon to perform the surgery at the same level of quality and time but with less pain, quicker recovery, and less blood loss for the patient," explains Anand.
Simple concepts and complicated technology in robotics is anticipated to improve the quality of life for the physically challenged. Through repetitive exercises, robots can retrain the brain to control certain muscles, helping the patients toward a fuller and faster recovery.