A robot is not a new term. It is a word that attracts people of all ages, from toddlers to grown-up men. From a fiction movie transformer, bumblebee the robot to Sophia the social humanoid robot. It’s been a while since robots have started coming up to do things in a better and efficient manner.
Nowadays, robots are indeed doing human tasks and taking up the space of humans. Robots help change the world by helping humans to do things better and with greater efficiency. They can do things which couldn’t be done before.
Indeed one of the most significant advantages is that Robots have the ability to protect human workers from menacing tasks, repetitive tasks, mundane. In doing so, they create more desirable jobs in the field of engineering, programming, management and equipment maintenance. Robots act as an associate to free up human resources in the companies and hence companies are able to expand the worker’s skills in other areas of a company.
We want robots to make our lives easier and safer, but despite that, we can’t come around the idea of robots only with the fear of them taking over our jobs. But that doesn’t stop the booming field of robotics. In this generation, Robots are evolved and finally grown.
Thanks to the human brain for developing them that now they can physically walk properly, roll and even leap amongst us. They also look almost like a human too. Robots might seem like a threat to many, but in fact, it is not exactly a threat.
Earlier robots could be defined as a machine that is capable of carrying out routine or complex actions that are programmed by engineers but in today’s world robots have evolved robots can be used for a surgery, massage therapy, space exploration, manufacturing, and code analysis.
Still, we can say that the earlier robots were far more unsophisticated because they were merely a device that could only tell time or automatons that could perform solely for entertainment.
But the fear every common man has about robots is if robots will replace them. But this is capitalism after all, and automation and technology are inevitable. But chances are you might work alongside a robot shortly than have one replace you.
But according to the Forrester report, robots will eliminate around 6 per cent of all jobs in the U.S. by 2021. Also, they believe that by 2030 one – third of the American posts could become automated. It is predicted by researches that robots will keep developing to play a more significant role in the home and the business world.
Recently, products such as Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple’s Siri have grown in popularity and are widely used by people because of how convenient it is.
People always have a fear of one thing and constantly ask this question “will robots take over humans and the world”. Well, the answer to that question is very uncertain because it cannot precisely be predicted.
Robots tend to assist humans and not take over them. But one thing can be guaranteed, and that is yes robots will and can replace humans for many jobs, just as innovative farming equipment replaced humans and horses during the industrial revolution.
Specific jobs which have a scope of being taken over by robots are – drivers, astronauts, soldiers, soldiers and more. But World Economic Forum (WEF) says that around fifty-two per cent of the current work will be handled by the robots in the coming years, at least by 2025 which is twice as many jobs as now.
Here are a few reasons as to why robots won’t be able to take over humans entirely, and they are:
- Human-like hands
Scientists are a long way from reproducing the complexity of human hands. The graphically constructed hands of a robot which are used today in real applications tend to be very clumsy. The more revolutionary hands which are being developed in the labs are not really sturdy enough, and they lack the skill of human hands.
- CONTROL OF MANIPULATION
No matter even if had artificial hands comparable to human hands and sophisticated artificial skin, we would still need to be able to design a way to control them to manipulate all the objects in a human-like way.
If we compare humans and robots, then human children usually take up years to do this, and the learning mechanisms which are taught are not clearly understood.
- Interaction between HUMANS AND ROBOTS
Usually, the interaction between humans is built on well-functioning speech and object recognition systems, along with other critical necessary sensors such as smell, taste and touch, which are tactile sensing.
When a high degree of performance is required, today’s systems can only be used in controlled situations along with a rapid increase in speech and object recognition.
- Human reason
Due to the robot’s potential harm to society, the human right could not decide not to develop such robots fully. If in many years from now, the technical problems mentioned above are overcome, and solutions are found, then sophisticated human-like robots are a possibility and can be built, but regulations still prevent misuse.
YES, Robots really will “take over the world” shortly but not completely take over. To be frank and realistic, they already are beginning to in a small way.