Robotics Research

May 19, 2014

Robots help to improve productivity on factory lines for a wide range of applications such as material handling, welding, and packaging. Industrial robots are able to take over jobs that are dangerous for humans while also being able to work 24/7. Furthermore, there are research robots that help to study new ways for solving production problems outside of the industrial environment.


Robots have been used in the man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try for decades to improve the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty of fac­to­ry lines. These robots are per­form­ing appli­ca­tions every day that are too dan­ger­ous for humans to per­form because of either the appli­ca­tion itself or the loca­tion it is per­formed. In this way, indus­tri­al robots have some­thing in com­mon with research robots – the robots that go every­where that no man is able to safe­ly go.

There are research robots that trav­el all over the globe with sci­en­tists so they can study new ways to solve pro­duc­tion prob­lems in places oth­er than an indus­tri­al envi­ron­ment. These robots are in devel­op­ment. One exam­ple would be an agri­cul­tur­al robot that researchers have designed to spread and plant seeds in the fields. This means that farm­ers would have an eas­i­er time get­ting their crop in the ground. Anoth­er robot­ic sys­tem that researchers are devel­op­ing is har­vest­ing robot – which would make it eas­i­er to get crops out of the ground and off the tree or vine as well.

But, robot­ic research is not lim­it­ed to mud­dy fields of the farm. Robots are also help­ing researchers plunge into areas where they can­not phys­i­cal­ly go them­selves – the depths of ocean and space. Space and ocean explor­ing robots are equipped to han­dle pres­sure and heat that would kill the aver­age human. These robots obvi­ous­ly do not need food, water or breaks, so they are able to research longer than a human team, and there is no loss of human life if there is an error. This means that researchers can use robots to explore these areas with­out putting a human’s life in dan­ger, which is a key part of robot­ics.

All in all, research robots are very sim­i­lar to indus­tri­al robots. They work more effi­cient­ly than their human coun­ter­parts, and they keep them out of harm’s way, while also being cheap­er in the long run.

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