The ability to camouflage according to their environment is one of the superpowers many living beings on earth possess. Borrowing the same cue from nature, robots have now progressed to imbibe shape-changing features to suit their surrounds. Here’s how:
Robotics is a branch of engineering that involves the conception, design, manufacture, and operation of robots. This field overlaps with computer engineering, computer science (especially artificial intelligence), electronics, mechatronics, mechanical, nanotechnology and bioengineering.
The divide that separates humans and robots is getting more blurred by the day. While robots ace at practical tasks, they lack heavily in the emotional department. Will they continue to be the same, making humans irreplaceable?
Racial discrimination of any sort is highly ridiculed today and very rightly so. But does it still show up in unexpected places? Sadly, yes. Research suggests that robotics and AI, closely related to human behavioral traits, are also not immune to the impact of the same.
Owing to the global shift of workforce preferences from humans to robots, accelerated greatly by lockdown and its unavoidable impact, the recent breakthrough that integrates grasp analysis with arm motion planning to compute optimal smooth arm motions in robots is of great importance.
Mechatronics is a multi-disciplinary field which combined relevant aspects of electrical, mechanical, computer and electronics engineering. Over the last decade, application of mechatronics has invaded our modern-day life.