The possibilities for future robotics

Jul 8, 2014

Future industrial robots can successfully tackle a wide range of applications. As technology and research continues to improve, so does the efficiency, speed, and productivity of the industrial robots. Manufacturers ranging from the agriculture industry to the space industry can all benefit from the integration of automation systems.


When indus­tri­al robots first debuted in the 1960s with the Uni­mate, researchers saw many pos­si­bil­i­ties for their future. Over the years, these robots have evolved into machines that can paint, weld, han­dle mate­r­i­al and remove mate­r­i­al, along with an entire host of oth­er appli­ca­tions. This new gen­er­a­tion of researchers look to the robot­ics from the old gen­er­a­tion to find ways for robots to help the world out­side of the factory.

Agri­cul­ture is one of the areas where robot­ics is real­ly start­ing to take off. The pos­si­bil­i­ties for robot­ic appli­ca­tions on a farm, while seem­ing out of place, are pret­ty end­less. Researchers are design­ing robots that are able to har­vest fruit and veg­eta­bles in a frac­tion of the time that human work­ers can do the same task. Why is this so impor­tant? The longer the fruits and veg­eta­bles take to har­vest, the more of an oppor­tu­ni­ty for them to spoil. When crops spoil in the field or on trucks because of the slow har­vest­ing process, farm­ers lose mon­ey. The pos­si­bil­i­ty of a robot­ic har­vester is good for farm­ers because it will mean they will get more mon­ey out of their crops for the year.

While agri­cul­ture robots are about as close to the Earth as you can get, some robot­ic pos­si­bil­i­ties are a lit­tle more out of this world – lit­er­al­ly. NASA and space orga­ni­za­tions in oth­er coun­tries are devel­op­ing robots that can take the place of astro­nauts in space. This pos­si­bil­i­ty may be clos­er than you think. Some robots, like the Mars Rover, have already been used to explore far away plan­ets and galax­ies. With robot­ic astro­nauts, explo­ration of oth­er far away worlds may become more of a real­i­ty in the future.

While researchers are con­tin­u­ing to devel­op the robots above, Robots​.com has plen­ty of indus­tri­al robots ready to cus­tomize and inte­grate into your company’s pro­duc­tion line. Robots​.com is a cer­ti­fied inte­gra­tor for top robot­ics com­pa­nies, includ­ing Fanuc, ABB, Motoman, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and KUKA. Our staff will work with you to help you get the best sys­tem and price for your budget.

If you are inter­est­ed in learn­ing more about indus­tri­al robots, con­tact Robots​.com today online or at 8777626881.

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