The most common present applications of robots is welding, in fact a quarter of today's robots are used for such applications. Other common applications for present robots include:
Robots in the present have been a great asset because they can perform jobs that are too dangerous for humans. This has allowed workers to move onto more skilled jobs such as programming robots. Present robots have also found careers in the medical field. Today's robots assist in high precision surgeries such as brain and heart surgery. They are also used to test quality control in pharmaceuticals.
How Robots Will Affect Our Future
In the future service robots are expected to surpass the industrial robot market. Many manufacturers are starting to look into fields that are lacking workers. One area of interest is developing robotic helpers for the elderly. You may also see major uses of robotics in law enforcement and security. Future robots could also be as small as a computer chip and inserted into appliances such as vacuum cleaners.
How robots will affect future generations may aslo be seen in the economy. High quality products cause high sales, which keeps companies alive and running, and stimulates the economy in return.