World is becoming smart and it only accepts the smart ones. Everything tries to adopt its environment and the best ones get the best chances to survive. There are lots of benefits of Robots and it do not think itself, their manufacturers make them do specific tasks or I may say that their programmers, program them according to their needs. So while manufacturing a robot or developing a program for the robot, one should think in all aspects, in all domains, keeping all the constraints in view and making the best possible use of all the available resources. Once the robot is manufactured, it should do its assigned tasks perfectly or I must say, it should be trustworthy.
The only way to achieve such abilities, your robot must be smart enough to adopt its surroundings.
Benefits of Robots! Smartness is Need of the World:
Just think about a child, when it is born it’s so dumb but as the time changes, the child also changes, not just in a size but also in its thinking. It changes its way to live, its way to respond, its way to perform and most of the things are in parallel with its environment because it understands its surroundings and adopts its environment but if that child remains the same, does not accept the changes, the world will not accept it.
Similarly, if your robot responds to the changes in its surroundings as it should, the robot is acceptable. You need a new robot in new conditions, you probably need to change the technology. Because your robot must adopt those changes with small changes in its program, when required. Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence are solving these problems by making our robots predict the possible outcomes by learning from their past experiences. Virtual Reality Applications: A step forward to rehabilitation. Making this world smart and our robot’s as smart as we think and we enjoy many benefits of Robots.
Robot applications and Benefits of Robots:
A Smart Wheelchair:
Think about a wheelchair, a simple wheelchair for a disable person which has four wheels, a seat to sit and a handle to push the wheelchair for the patient. Now think another wheelchair which has a gear box and two DC motors attached to its rear wheels and a joystick which has a dedicated circuit to control the direction and movement of the wheelchair. A patient with problem in its legs can easily control such a wheelchair without the assistance of any other person. But what if the patient has problem in its arms, one must need a person on duty with the wheelchair for such a person every time.
Now think about a wheelchair for those who have problems with their arms which can be controlled through their brain waves. A patient just sits and thinks about the motion of the wheelchair and it follows those thoughts. Thus can control without the need of any joystick by the same patient who’s sitting on the wheelchair and without the assistance of any other person. This wheelchair has the ability to move in environment, avoiding all the obstacles in its surroundings. Such a wheelchair is called as Smart Wheelchair.
Eliminating Disabilities Smartly with Smart Products:
Don’t just stuck to a smart wheelchair, the world is moving towards smart robots, smart quad copters, smart cars etc. There are many benefits of robots. Obstacle avoidance in such robots is achieved by specific sensors, which are product specific, some products have ultrasound sensors, some have infrared or depth cameras and some have collection of all such sensors.
Such smart products are eliminating the disabilities as these products are making the disable persons independent to a large extent. Patients who cannot move around can use such smart products to get up from their rest beds. The smart products would consider all the safety precautions for them.
These smart robots can make decisions for themselves, they know where to go and where to stop. They know where they stand in their environment and how to avoid accidents. They plan their paths with the best suitable routes.
Smart Course—Path Planning:
Smart robots have information about their surroundings, they equip with maps. They know their coordinates in the map and they make a smooth course to get their target locations. Numerous algorithms have been devised which make them able to devise a collision free shortest path. These robots have smart control, controlled manually or can be made autonomous, this is referred to as Intelligent Control. During autonomous flights they detect the dangerous obstacles in their course and try to avoid them at their best.
Safety comes first:
Smarts products especially, smart wheelchairs are for those who are amputees, who cannot protect themselves from dangers.So we program these smart products in such a way that they always put safety of their rider at the first priority.
In wheelchair’s context, smart wheelchair would be able to detect any obstacle irrespective it is static or dynamic in nature. Smart quad copters would be intelligent enough that they would not land where there’d be a chance of collision.