Rise of robots in developed countries

2018-01-10T23:17:52+05:00

For the last 10 to 20 years, a wide variety of robotics technology has been efficiently and effectively deployed and utilized across multiple industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, and farming. In most of the developed nations – all of this was once considered ‘fiction,’ has been ‘non-fiction’ for almost two decades. 

Now, a new breed of robotics technology is on the rise across most of the developed nations. Consider a few examples of the ‘domestic tasks robots’ such as ‘robot butlers’ that bring and offer you fresh and clean bath and face towels as well as food, and ‘robot vacuum cleaners’ that start and stop automatically to clean your house, office, and apartments. According to some researchers, approximately thirty million ‘domestic tasks robots’ units could be sold to potential buyers before 2020. 

In some developed nations such as Japan, the development, deployment, and utilization of robotics technology has been considered as ‘extremely essential from an overall economic growth and prosperity’ perspective of the country – imagine an event for Robotic Olympic Games. Japan is actively pursuing its big dream of establishing itself and being regarded as the ‘Center of Excellence’ for the robotics technology. 

With the passage of time, robotics technology will hopefully become safe, reliable, customizable, and unbelievably sophisticated. And as a result, most of the developed nations are hoping that the human perception and comfort of ‘working with robots’ and ‘living with robots’ will most likely change, hopefully, constructively. Indeed, it is a very sensitive point for consideration for the potential buyers (i.e., consumers). 

SAHAR NASIR AND SARAH AKBAR,  

Lahore, January 9.

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