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Different Purposes of Robots

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Erika Mendes

on 14 October 2014

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Different Purposes of Robots
Dirty Tasks
In manufacturing, many jobs in factories are messy or dirty. Dirty tasks may include welding, grinding, molding and casting.When robots are used to perform these tasks,it enables human workers to partake in more meaningful and creative pursuits.
Repetitive Tasks
Robots are reliable workers. They do not feel emotions and therefore do not feel worthless when performing menial tasks. For most people, repetitive tasks performed in an industry is considered very dull or boring. For example, a robot's only task may be to pick up an object from a conveyor belt and place it in a box. The robot can perform this task all day, everyday without getting bored. Some examples are packaging products into boxes, lifting heavy objects repeatedly, or manufacturing.
Dangerous Tasks
In manufacturing, robots often perform tasks which are very dangerous for people. Using robots for tasks involving extreme temperatures, for example, reduces the risk of workplace accidents. Apart from dangerous tasks in manufacturing, robots are also being used to carry out other important but dangerous activities such as clearing landmines, helping in rescue missions and mopping up toxic leaks.Police robots are used to defuse and remove explosive devices. Sometimes, police may have to detonate the device on-site. Some robots are so tough they can survive multiple blasts.
Impossible Tasks
Working deep under water, exploring live volcanoes at short distances or travelling to faraway planets are simply impossible for humans to execute. Robots are often called upon to perform underwater salvage missions to find sunken ships or planes. In 1985, a team of researchers and robot called Jason Junior were able to locate the wreck of the Titanic. Underwater robots operating one and half kilometres under the ocean's surface played a vital role in the fight to stop oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico.
Assisting Tasks
The world's most sophisticated robots are now designed to support our surging population of elderly and disabled citizens. There is a range of household robots that can understand instructions and help with any household chore. Robots can also help in medical environments like helping surgeons perform operations. Alike, they can also assist disabled people with the use and control artificial limbs.
By Erika Mendes
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