Automation And Robotics From The Home To The Business
By : Yasmin Richardson -
When most people talk about automation and robotics, they are most likely talking along the lines of what industries and businesses are doing. However, the latest trends in the global arena is not simply for factories and business to automate, but it is also seeing homes and individuals switching to automation or robotics. While a traditional robot as depicted in the movies is still not perfected to help us out in the household they are most likely not too far away in the future. When it comes to businesses, the main and most simple reason for automation is cost.
Despite the higher initial cost for a company to automate their operations, factory automation systems have a return on investment that is very easily visible and that can be easily communicated to management and shareholders. This means that for a company, if they decide to move into an automated system, the only resistance they may encounter is from the people whom they will most like and inevitably replace through the automated system. Automation also gives the company the additional benefit of being able to fine tune their processors to be as efficient as possible and to reduce errors to a near zero percentage.
The number of errors is so few and far apart, that is possible to almost neglect the cost of complaints and replacement for the few errors that do occur. The other area where automation and robotics have taken over is in the individual homes. Homes are now becoming increasingly smarter and far easier to manage with robotic automation of nearly everything. Even the household cleaning is now automated through automated vacuum cleaners. Other technologies such as smart devices make it possible to interconnect devices so that a single automated AI is able to monitor and run our entire home.
These sort of automations, sound almost like science fiction, but in reality it is the latest trend in home building. These sort of technologies are pushed by large IT companies such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon who develop their own automation AIs and other interoperable software and hardware. For example, you now even have refrigerators that generate and send a shopping list to your phone, when it realizes you have run out of some product. You also not have home security and monitoring services, that relay its information live and directly to your phone, so that you are always aware of what is going on in your house, 24/7.
With a future of robotics and automation taking over business and even homes, it is fool hardy to believe that these automations will not affect you. As with every industrial boom through a different new and revolutionary discovery, it is important to accept that automation and robotics is the future. Accepting this will make sure that you can be ready and able to adapt to the new demands of the business and home.