Why Robotic arm is the future of humanity?

We are get­ting clos­er and clos­er to achiev­ing “true” robot­ic arm for humans.

We have already devel­oped a robot hand with abil­i­ties sim­i­lar to human hands. With­out any doubt, cre­at­ing robot hands with the dex­ter­i­ty, strength and flex­i­bil­i­ty of human hands is a big challenge.

But what’s more chal­leng­ing is to cre­ate a futur­is­tic robot­ic arm that can be con­trolled by our minds. The whole pur­pose of cre­at­ing a robot­ic arm is to feel like our nor­mal hands + the obvi­ous spe­cial abilities.

The cost seems to be a big fac­tor at the present. Today, an indus­tri­al robot­ic arm can cost any­where from $25,000 to $400,000. So leave alone a robot­ic arm con­trol­lable with your mind. But we are talk­ing about the future. So cost will not be an issue at all.

The cur­rent types of robot­ic arms are Artic­u­lat­ed arm, Six-axis, Col­lab­o­ra­tive robot, SCARA, Carte­sian, Cylin­dri­cal, Spherical/Polar, Parallel/Delta and Anthropomorphic.

The futuristic robotic arms will be something different.

It could be direct­ly oper­at­ed by your brain, respond to any men­tal com­mand you give it and instant­ly per­form a range of actions. It will move exact­ly the same way your nor­mal hand would move.

The new types of robot­ic arm will be a mix of phys­i­cal robot­ics and brain-like algo­rithm. So they are very like­ly to be able to per­form a vari­ety of func­tions and move­ments that we can control.

Or let’s say that in this future world, there’s a robot with three robot­ic arms. After putting on the spe­cial glass­es, you can “see” these three robot­ic arms. You can then tell those arms what­ev­er you want them to do.

With the lat­est and upcom­ing tech­nolo­gies such as nan­otech­nol­o­gy, the robot­ic arm will have more advanced fea­tures like “super strength” and “super flex­i­bil­i­ty”. It would be very dif­fi­cult to cre­ate this type of future robot­ic arm with­out using some­thing new.

The Surprising Uses for a Robotic Arm

It’s impos­si­ble to pre­dict how a new tech­nol­o­gy like this will change the world, but if you think of it, there are so many possibilities.

The robot­ic arms would per­form tasks which are cur­rent­ly impos­si­ble for human beings. The tasks that don’t even exist now may become a real­i­ty in the future. Imag­ine a world where you can con­trol a robot­ic arm — or mul­ti­ple robot­ic arms — and ask it to car­ry out what­ev­er you want, no mat­ter how com­plex the task is.

If a man is stand­ing on top of a sky­scraper and has to fix the anten­na, he can’t just reach out and pull it down. He must first climb down from the roof, go to the back of the build­ing and then walk to the front again. It’s impos­si­ble for him to do most of these things so he must rely on some kind of mechan­i­cal assis­tance, either a crane or a helicopter.

Using robot­ic arms for this pur­pose could be an ide­al solu­tion because it will make all kinds of tasks more fea­si­ble for human beings.

The first robot­ic arm to make it big will be a robot­ic pick­up arm. We’re pret­ty excit­ed about that because it’s some­thing that we can actu­al­ly see achiev­ing in the near future. It will make the man­u­fac­tur­ing process quick­er, eas­i­er and more efficient.

There are also 4D robot­ic arms in devel­op­ment which work in con­junc­tion with 3D print­ers. They are com­plete­ly autonomous and able to do all kinds of tasks with­out any human input. In fact, they will make 3D print­ing even more effi­cient by auto­mat­i­cal­ly adding more mate­r­i­al when needed.

For now, the uses for robot­ic arms are lim­it­ed to sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures and man­u­fac­tur­ing oper­a­tions. In the future, how­ev­er, we may see them being used for a lot more.

How Robot Arms will revolutionize the world? 

We can’t be sure about this, but it’s very like­ly to hap­pen in the near future.

It would make our soci­ety more effi­cient and effec­tive. You can imag­ine a world where robots are the only peo­ple around. Many of the jobs that we see today could be tak­en over by these mechan­i­cal beings.

We don’t know how good these robot­ic arms will be at per­form­ing tasks like oper­at­ing machines or repair­ing cars etc. But we are sure they will out­per­form human beings in many cas­es.

Avail­abil­i­ty of a sin­gle robot­ic arm to only one per­son would mean cap­i­tal­iza­tion at its far­thest. On the oth­er hand, if every­body has access to the arm and it has mul­ti­ple func­tions, robot arm would become a very default object.

How robot arms will rev­o­lu­tion­ize the world is going to depend on the extent of its usabil­i­ty. If it’s able to do tasks that are not pos­si­ble right now, then of course it is going to change the world.

The tasks such as con­struc­tion, demo­li­tion, and res­cue oper­a­tions can be per­formed very quick­ly by a robot arm. It can be used to build a house in just a few days and even faster than that.

But it’s not some­thing world-chang­ing. In fact, even though the robot arm is a very use­ful tool, it will take time for it to make it big.

Man­u­fac­tur­ing sec­tors will be the first to ben­e­fit from these robot­ic arms because it’s a very com­plex process and some­thing that is still done man­u­al­ly by people.

It would have a pro­found impact on var­i­ous indus­tries such as con­struc­tion, auto­mo­tive and aero­space. But let’s not for­get that this futur­is­tic tech­nol­o­gy is going to rev­o­lu­tion­ize how we live and work in our dai­ly lives.

What Does it Take to Build a Robotic Arm?

Robot arm is a term we use to refer to human-like robot arms that can be con­trolled by human minds. The basic func­tions of the robot­ic arm are sim­i­lar to human hands, but the way it con­trols objects and car­ries out move­ments are very dif­fer­ent from humans.

The kinds of robot­ic arms we have today (which are sim­i­lar to our hands) can be used for per­form­ing most tasks that robots can cur­rent­ly do. But what we real­ly need is some­thing sim­i­lar to human hands but with more advanced features.

It’s obvi­ous that they will be expen­sive and you will need advanced tech­nolo­gies to build them in the future.

When it comes to mate­ri­als, here is a pos­si­ble list of what if would take to build a futur­is­tic robot­ic arm:

  • An algo­rithm that tells the arm when to stop before it hits an object.
  • An algo­rithm that tells the arm how much force to apply when grip­ping and lift­ing an object.
  • Neur­al sig­nals trav­el­ing through elec­tron­ic circuits.
  • Some type of inter­nal data stor­age so it can remem­ber what hap­pens next.
  • Of course, the phys­i­cal mate­r­i­al that makes up the arm.

Now, the phys­i­cal robot­ic mate­r­i­al must be some­thing more than just flex­i­ble and strong. The robot arm will most like­ly be designed to with­stand the pres­sure on its joints.

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It’s a lot more than just some plas­tic or met­al tubes and wires. It needs to be able to bend when it needs to and lift heavy weights. If a robot arm can’t do that, then what use is it?

And when it comes to the neur­al sig­nals part , we must remem­ber that there is a lot of infor­ma­tion that goes into mak­ing the robot­ic arm work for us. It will take a lot more than just build­ing some wires and sen­sors.

There are things such as the data from sen­sors, algo­rithms, and physics to con­sid­er before it can be used for some­thing useful.

Some Basic Terminology Related to Robot Arms:

  • Grip­per: The most impor­tant part of the robot­ic arm. It’s what allows the arm to pick up and move objects from one place to anoth­er. It is also used for “mul­ti­pro­cess­ing” or mul­ti­ple actions, which means that it can car­ry out mul­ti­ple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ser­vos: These are dif­fer­ent from reg­u­lar motors in that they don’t have mov­ing parts such as gears and cogs. They only move when pow­ered by an elec­tron­ic sig­nal. Our mod­ern ser­vos can be found in almost any mechan­i­cal device, from cars to planes and satellites.

There has been a lot of improve­ment in the over­all tech­nol­o­gy. How­ev­er, we have yet to see any major leaps in the devel­op­ment of robot arms. For exam­ple, the parts that make up the arm are made from dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als and even if they’re func­tion­al, they don’t look any­thing like real limbs.

It’s hard to say where these robot­ic arms will be with­in 10 or 20 years’ time in the future. It’s because it real­ly all depends on whether or not we can devel­op them to become some­thing bet­ter than our hands.

There are many oth­ers that I’m sure we haven’t thought of yet, but it’s easy to rec­og­nize that we’re not talk­ing about a sim­ple task. It’s going to require a lot of time and research before robot­ic arms can per­form just as well as a human being.

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