Flying cars, futuristic gadgets, instant teleportation, and self-lacing shoes. That’s how we all imagine the future, right?
These things might be impossible to complete by now, but technology is quickly advancing! But one futuristic thing has been with us since the 90’s. What is it? Robots!
There are cute robots, helpful robots, and deadly robots. But how did robots affect our lives? Here we will give how robots changed our life.
Robots as Waiters
Robots can serve food just like as people! Besides, it is more entertaining to see a robot serving you. Some fast food chains have already replaced their kitchen staff with robots.
Baking your favorite desserts like brownies, they can do anything! I just don’t know if the chocolate chip scone calories is higher than a normal homemade one.
Robots are not about serving foods. They can be even the solution to the future of medicine. A robot can serve as a good assistant in doctor’s office or walk-in clinics.
Offense and Security
Some robots are made to give us the security. They can also be used in war or emergency rescues.
Drones are very good example for this. Though unable to move on its own, it can still be very helpful. Some robots are powerful enough to kill a human. We’re not talking about terminator here! We’re talking about robots packed with deadly weapons. Which are super cool!
Help do Household Chores
Don’t have enough energy to do chores? Some robots are programmed to help with household chores such as cleaning or even help in the yard.
There you have it. You might want to consider getting your personal robot now. But they could be a little expensive! That’s how robots have changed our lives. Well, I think we can expect to have huge robots soon. Isn’t it just awesome to control a huge robot?
If money is not an issue, will you buy a robot for your home? This may sound like something straight out of sci-fi movies. But the future has arrived, at least when it comes to robots, years ago. In fact, there are now several types of robots that you can purchase and use at home.
The robot that helps out with household chores
It is hard to find time to clean house when you are constantly busy. But what if you have a robot that could do the job and do it well? The good news is that housekeeping robots are actually a thing now. Some people have already reaped the benefits of investing on this type of unit. The price range varies depending on the type and model you choose.
The robot with “emotions”
There are several perks to living alone. But it can get tedious at times. But what would a person who doesn’t want much human company do? You don’t have to give up your solitude to enjoy the company of someone you can interact with if you need to. Pepper is a robot that mimics certain humanistic behaviors that will make you think that it has emotions figured out in spades.
The robot that’s fun to be around
Entertainment robots have been around for several years. Some of the big names in companies that have stakes in robotics have already rolled out various models. There have been pet robots and life-like robots designed to entertain.
The multi-talented robot
Why settle on a housework robot if you can have a multi-talented one? They can perform certain tasks, entertain, and even play with you. They may even have the ability to educate or provide you with information if needed.
The robot caregiver
If you’re living with an elderly or a child, a nanny or caregiver robot could come handy. Caregiver robots have been used in some elderly facilities in Japan. A nanny robot guiding a group of children in Japan has also been featured in recent months.
There have been many movies about robots or at the very least have robot characters. Some of these characters are endearing while others are downright scary. Some were portrayed as heroes while others were bent on menace and destruction. These robots have entertained and fueled the imaginations of people across different generations. It will not be surprising if some of the world’s best minds in robotics have been inspired by robot movies they have seen in the past. Picking one movie to watch is not an easy task given the hundreds of possible choices. But here are five films that have robots in them that should be worth watching.
Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runners are a special group of police operatives that track down rogue replicants. The latter are genetically engineered beings that look like humans. They were created by a corporation and designed to do jobs that are too dangerous for humans to do. The replicants perform their tedious or risky works in colonies outside the planet. This film revolves around a Blade Runner named Rick Deckard who was tasked to track and kill rogue replicants.
Ghost in the Shell (1995)
This Japanese animation film about a cyborg tasked to hunt down a hacker. Maj. Motoko Kusanagi follows the trail of The Puppet Master who can change identities of people by simply hacking into the cyborg-human minds.
Star Wars (1977)
The original Star Wars trilogy has a lot going for it. There are many iconic characters that continue to have a huge following to this day. R2-D2 is one of the most memorable and lovable characters of this film. It has accomplished a lot in the films and have often proven to be reliable in several critical situations. R2-D2 may not look like a human, but he certainly acts as one of the most human characters in the films.
WALL-E is an adorable film about a robot that continues to do the thing he was designed. He does things on his own after the rest of the units like him are no longer operational. The film is about his adventures that started soon after meeting another robot named EVE which was sent from another world to do a probe on earth.
The future is here judging by the number of robots you see the robotics field is working on. Many robots including some prototypes have been unrolled. This may have sent ripples to STEM people, but it has hardly been an everyday topic of discussion for the rest of us. But it is interesting to note how robots are becoming more well-designed, intelligent, and efficient. These are among the many other characteristics that leave many of us laymen in awe.
Robots have been depicted in books and films in many different ways. They can be quite disturbing and scary as some of these stories suggest. For this reason, some people are wary of the idea while others are fairly ambivalent given the lack of knowledge and information. But imagine if you wake up one day with robots suddenly becoming a daily part of your life. How do you think that would make you feel? If robots turn out as well as many of their creators are envisioning them to be right now, they can play a big role in improving people’s daily life.
Robots providing entertainment
The robots that have been entertaining people who read books or watch films about them. But they have leapt out of the pages and the big screens into real life. In the past years, there have been entertainment robots that delighted people in different parts of the world. There was even a buzz about robot dogs. The Sony robot dog Aibo was designed as a robotic pet and has became popular among many for their entertainment value. This entertainment robot is just one of the many that have been rolled out to the public albeit with not much fanfare as other popular crazes we have seen in recent years.
Robots doing dangerous work
Curiosity, the famous NASA rover, has been in Mars for almost four years now. It successfully landed on the planet in August 2012. It has since done a lot of work that provide insights scientists and engineers need for their research. Curiosity is just an example of robot that can do dangerous and what for now may be impossible work for humans to do. Imagine what other extremely risky jobs robots can do that could keep people away from harm.
Robots as nannies or caregivers
Japan has been deep into research and innovation involving robot caregivers. One company started rolling out robot nannies in 2015 and others have built various prototypes several years ago. There have been features and stories showing robot caregivers doing their work with the elderly and children in certain parts of Japan.