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Robot Use in the Society and Future Expectations

Technological advancements have made it possible for man to create a robot. They were introduced in the market to fill in the gaps created in the production process by weakness such as fatigue, sickness and errors in the production process. They have not only filled these gaps but also enables exploration of this ventures that no human would have wanted to try out.

Classifications of robots

Robots generally refer to a machine or a system that can be programmed to execute a certain tasks either automatically or under the supervision of a human being. They come in different sizes and shapes and are categorized as follows;

 Humanoid robots

Also known as Androids, humanoid robots are built to look like human beings. They mimic the human’s body shape as well as other features like movement. Technological advancement has seen the development of devices that can enables the robots to produce speech like humans.

Autonomous robots

These are robots developed using the technology used to make self-driving cars. They are able to go about the execution of their tasks with no need for human control. They make use of vision senses to map out a particular area for easier movement. Autonomous robots which are used on air and have propellers to facilitate movement are known as unmanned aerial vehicles and are mainly used for military purposes.

Static robots

These are robots which are limited in movement. They are fixed in one place and they can only carry out one task with their movable part. They are the most common robots in the industry are involved in handling hazardous materials.

Telepresence robots

These are robots which are able to send back data inform of pictures, videos or audio. They enable the user to get a real feeling of the place that the robot is at. They are mainly developed for field work and for use in areas that were not accessible to humans before.


This are robots such as the toys that kids use which require direct human input for them to work. The human gives the command for them to turn, start or stop.

Collaborative robots

Collaborative robots or cobots are developed to work alongside human workers at the worksite. They are designed with six axes which give them a higher degree of flexibility at the worktable. Developed by, these robots serve to increase the security at the work with their sensors which prevent collision.

Expectation of future robots

Human beings are trying the limits of science each and every day leading to the development of different types of robots each and every day. The high price attached on robots is limiting many people who would love to automate their operations. It is expected that in the future robot manufacturers will offer robots at a pocket-friendly to facilitate the automation of small and medium enterprises.

People have also shown an interest in home robots making manufacturers of robots to lean more on home robots than industrial robots. People want to buy automation systems that help them directly example in the tidying of the house.

It is also a future expectation that space robots will be developed and used to explore the universe to find new continents that support life. They would also help in solving the myths that exist around aliens and other worlds other than earth.


It is evident that robots help to improve human beings lives despite the fears that exist around them overruling human life one day. Robots may have detrimental effects if they are not programmed well and this may weaken our moral and social fabric.

It is however recommended that we view robots with some fear because if they are able to attain a level of super intelligence then they can create programming codes that may lead to the death of many people.