The continuous development in the field of robotics and Artificial Intelligence forecasts an increase in the production of programmable autonomous robots. As a matter of fact, they are all set to penetrate into people’s daily lives. Sophia, a humanoid robot was recently granted nationality by Saudi Arabia. This was unprecedented in history and the country was the first to do so.
The intelligent humanoid robots never feel tired. They are able to perform task precisely that not only augment human capabilities but also have the potential to assist human to inflate their autonomy. Humanoid robots have self-organizing advantages and are as well capable of demonstrating collective behaviors.
Also, manufacturers are increasingly leveraging collaborative robots to assist human staff to increase their efficiency. Toyota revealed its T-HR3 to allow a human operator to control the robot remotely. According to the ABI Research, 13 percent of manufacturing companies have collaborative systems in operation.
The largest share of humanoid service robot market in 2016 were mostly concentrated in North and South America, and these robots were deployed in various sectors such as public service, personal assistance, education and entertainment. Also as is predicted by a report from Tractica, around 40,000 robotic units were shipped worldwide in 2016 and the number would reach to 620,000 in 2021.
An entirely autonomous robot that is capable of human-level cognizance is still a long way to go. However, research efforts towards fulfilling the vision is in full swing. To impart better assistance to mankind, engineers are looking forward to scientific findings for the creation of innovative solutions that could better co-exist in the common society.