Robots Can Improve Your Health

Apr 15, 2012

Industrial robots are able to improve workers safety and health. They can eliminate the risk of workers being exposed to harsh environments and also reduce the risk of injuries.


When most peo­ple think about robots they envi­sion robots from the movies or assem­bling cars, not many con­sid­er those involved with our lives. Robot­ics have helped advance tech­nol­o­gy in indus­tri­al fields since they were invent­ed, but they are now tak­ing on new fields includ­ing health care. That is right, not only can they improve man­u­fac­tur­ing, robots improve life. Whether you real­ize it or not there are robots in our lives every day. 

You may be won­der­ing how can robots improve our lives, besides mak­ing it eas­i­er to con­tact some­one via email or get us from one place to anoth­er. Well, life is improved by robots start­ing with their involve­ment in lab research, med­ica­tion, surg­eries, and med­ical equipment.

Robots in Lab Research

The use of robot­ics has become increas­ing­ly pop­u­lar because they are so pre­cise and time­ly, two key fea­tures when work­ing in a lab. Med­ical lab research depends on results with high accu­ra­cy and repeata­bil­i­ty along with a clean envi­ron­ment. Robots help bring these fea­tures as they elim­i­nate the risk of human error through con­t­a­m­i­na­tion and dropped samples. 

Many robots includ­ing those man­u­fac­tured by Motoman are used for mate­r­i­al han­dling appli­ca­tions in labs such as manip­u­lat­ing, stor­ing, and retriev­ing micro titer plates. 

Robots are also used in diag­nos­tic spec­i­men pro­cess­ing to sort, cap test tubes, and han­dle liq­uids since there is less risk of inter­fer­ence than with humans. 

Robots also play a major in the man­age­ment of research data. They are capa­ble of keep­ing track of thou­sands of com­pounds along with the patient infor­ma­tion asso­ci­at­ed with those com­pounds. This is par­tic­u­lar­ly impor­tant for labs run­ning tests for spe­cif­ic patients.


Anoth­er impor­tant aspect of robots improv­ing life per­tains to phar­ma­cies. The new trend among phar­ma­cies is to use robots, such as those from the Fanuc Spi­der Series car­ried by Robots​.com, for auto­mat­ed pill dis­pens­ing. This is becom­ing pop­u­lar due to the short­age of phar­ma­cists and because it improves pre­scrip­tion secu­ri­ty while decreas­ing human errors such as mis­cal­cu­la­tions. Errors with pre­scrip­tions could even be dead­ly, but with the high accu­ra­cy of robot­ics these risks are elim­i­nat­ed fur­ther show­ing how robots improve life.

Surg­eries and Med­ical Devices

Robots improv­ing life also per­tains to surg­eries such as heart, prostate, and gall blad­der. Robots offer steadi­ness with high accu­ra­cy along with a greater reach and range of motion than humans. These qual­i­ties make them the per­fect can­di­dates for intri­cate oper­a­tions. Robots are also being used in hip and knee replace­ment surg­eries as well as assem­bling med­ical equip­ment such as pace­mak­ers. Robots​.com also car­ries robots used in the man­u­fac­ture of med­ical devices.

If you are inter­est­ed in buy­ing a robot, sim­i­lar to the ones men­tioned in this arti­cle, please con­tact Robots​.com at 8777626881.

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