In a world that is developing technology and information rapidly, our day-to-day and working environments are becoming increasingly more automated. Many industries already use a combined method of production between human and robot or ‘cobot’ (cooperative robot). Robots were originally built to handle monotonous tasks (like building cars on an assembly line), but have since expanded well beyond these menial tasks to perform tasks like fighting fires, cleaning homes, and assisting with incredibly intricate surgeries. As robots are increasingly performing tasks that humans have done in the past – particularly in the service, medical and machinery industries – governments and their respective bodies are already considering major regulations to be enforced to protect the livelihood of the future economy and the preservation of human privacy. The world of product compliance will of course be affected by these regulations.
The topic of robotics attempts to reduce the concept of interaction with the physical world to principles of information technology and kinetics. The term “robot” describes an entity that combines these concepts in that it implements the interaction with the physical world on the basis of sensors, actuators, and information processing. The core area of robotics is the development and control of such robots. It includes sub-areas of computer science (especially artificial intelligence), electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
‘Robotics is that field concerned with intelligent connection of perception to action’ – Mike Brady.
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