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Robot is one key factor of the world’s intellectualization

A report in Nikkei Asian Review said about 90 percent of the personal robots on display at the IFA consumer electronics trade show, which was held in Berlin earlier this month, were developed and manufactured by Chinese companies.

Sensing the surging demand for such products and systems in industries like healthcare, education and entertainment, China is targeting intelligent service robots worth more than 30 billion yuan by 2020.

Qu Daokui, president of Shenyang-based Siasun Robot & Automation Co, said, “Chinese robot makers must go global. The industry is so globalized and changing so fast that no one knows what a robot will look like in five to seven years. If we only stick our eyes to the home turf, we will die out,” Qu said.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China is now on a par with foreign countries in voice- and image-recognition technologies, which are key to making advanced AI robots.

Also, about 50 percent of domestic robots are equipped with homegrown servomotors, a key element of sophisticated automated machines. This ability overcomes certain technological bottlenecks that have been impeding the industry’s development for a while.

Wang Tianmiao, president of the Smart Manufacturing Research Institute at Beihang University, said technological progress is helping accelerate the global expansion of Chinese robot makers. “But greater international cooperation on R&D is needed to crack the high-end overseas market,” Wang said.

Mounting enthusiasm for broader international cooperation was in evidence at the 2017 World Robot Conference in Beijing in August.

Vice-Premier Liu Yandong said at the event’s opening ceremony, “We will step up efforts to foster closer cooperation with other countries, focusing on robotics R&D, training, and how to better integrate artificial intelligence technologies into innovative AI robotics.”

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Seven Development Trends for Robots in the Future (Part 2)

3: Looking more humanlike

As scientists develop more advanced intelligent humanoid robots, they will use the human body as a reference point. Japan has been leading the world in “realistic” robots, but China has some “realistic” robots as well.

The future of robots is to reach a point where robots will look just like a human. Even from a far distance, the robot will look like a human.

4: Durability Increases

Intelligent robots will have a tougher exterior and be able to go through more wear and tear. They will be able to be fixed easier and will last longer.

5: Extended battery life

These sophisticated robots need power to exhibit all of their incredible features. This requires a lot of power and the batteries of robots are getting bigger and storing more energy to keep up with the consumption levels. But, these batteries are hard to make. The robot’s body has a limit on how big the battery can be. This new robot battery will take a while to develop.

There will be multiple solutions to the energy storage availability problem in the future. On a larger scale, fusion power could be a solution. If fusion energy could be harnessed into a robot, then a robot would have a limitless power supply. But, this kind of power supply is still a far cry from reality, and achieving fusion is very difficult. Also, the future will have better energy reserves, and this will also include batteries. Temporary power storage will decline as permanent storage efficiency becomes more efficient. Intelligent service robots will also be able to charge faster and hold that charge longer in the future.

6: More Logical Analysis Ability

Humans have a large capacity for thinking and analysis. Reading, debating, writing an article, and more are all controlled by the brain. Even simple tasks such as walking, breathing, and balancing are actions we do not even “think” about. But, for advanced humanoid robots, this requires a lot of complex computations. In order for robots to be closer to humans, scientists and engineers will have to continue to improve the logical analysis program. This will increase a robot’s intelligent. Soon, robots will have the logical ability to have conversations, recognize when their battery is low without any prompting from a human user. Basically, logical analysis will help the robot accomplish many tasks automatically, which will help mankind become more efficient.

7: More and More Functions

Robots are here to help mankind. To do this, robots must be able to be able to accomplish a number of tasks. This can include a receptionist or home assistant. Will you use the intelligent service robot to clean your home, remind you of your daily tasks, or video chat with friends or help look after your children? When going outside, robots can help you carry heavy objects or even be your own personal bodyguard. In the further future, sci-fi may become a reality. Transformer robots may even become a reality. One robot could be a car, humanoid robot, speaker, and more.

At present, we do not know the future of artificial intelligence robotics for certain. There are so many possibilities and so many people working with robotics that a definitive future is out of the question. Some certainty in the future is the smart automatic GPS navigation and the automation of self-driving cars will be in robots, in fact, it is already becoming a function.

Of course, the questions today is, are people smarter than robots, or are robots smarter than people? People may have invented and built robots, but robots are constantly learning. Humans work 12 hours a day, sleep 8 hours a day, and have fun for 4 hours a day; however, robots work 24/7. As long as the robot has power, it will continue to learn and accumulate knowledge, some even faster than humans. This must be taken into account on the future development of robotics.

Posted in intelligent service robots

Seven Development Trends for Robots in the Future (Part 1)

Today, the development of artificial intelligent robotics can be characterized as: Horizontally, the application uses are expanding, from 95% of industrial applications to more fields of non-industrial applications. Vertically, there are more and more different types of robots, some are looking like more human like, while others are becoming very small, some say as small as a grain of rice. Robots are becoming smarter and more enhanced.

Development Prospects of the Robotics Industry

One of the most positive parts of “Made in China 2025” is the robotics industry. The robotics industry is expected to reach $4.5 trillion by 2025. From this assessment, $260 million will come from advanced medical robotics in hospitals; 1.4 trillion will come from industrial automation and business service tasks. The use of robotics in the business industry is equal to $75 million in full-time employees. Also, smart home robots efficiency will save $500 billion.

Future Development Trends of Robotics

The development of robots is the next industrial/technological revolution, leading humanity in a new and advanced direction. In theory, a robot with “consciousness” is a highly advanced AI robot, but consciousness can be divided into simple consciousness and complex consciousness.  Of course, the human consciousness is still way, way more advanced compared to a robot’s. And, today’s robot’s “consciousness” is still in simple consciousness. The future consciousness of intelligent robots is in the following developments:

1: More perfection of the language function

Because robots will be interacting with humans, the language function must be perfect. To achieve perfection, the robot’s internal memory must store a lot of speech patterns and an extensive vocabulary. A robot’s language ability relies on how much language data is stored.

As time moves on, the language function of artificial intelligent robots will become better and better. This is undeniable. Soon, robots will be able to learn multiple languages faster than a human. In addition, robots can utilize the self-reorganization vocabulary ability. This means that they are communicating with humans, they can automatically use relevant of similar phrases if they are confronted with statements or words that or not internally stored. This ability of being able to respond to a previous sentence in a logical way is a form of consciousness.

2: Perfecting the movements

A robot’s movement is similar to a human’s. Human gestures are very diverse, waving, shaking hands, walking, running, jumping, and more gestures are all human movements and actions. Robots can imitate some of these movements, but they are slow and rigid.

Intelligent service robots in the future will have more realistic movements, having them seem more human like. Robots may soon be able to have movements that many humans cannot do such as a somersault or handstand.

3: Looking more humanlike

As scientists develop more advanced intelligent humanoid robots, they will use the human body as a reference point. Japan has been leading the world in “realistic” robots, but China has some “realistic” robots as well.

The future of robots is to reach a point where robots will look just like a human. Even from a far distance, the robot will look like a human.