Harnessing the nature with robots
Compared to beasts, man is a delicate creature of this ecosystem. He is more sensitive to temperature changes like heat and cold and gets infected with the bacteria and other pathogens very quickly. Scientists worldwide have evolved technologies to enable mankind to resist those changes. But since each technology also produces some side effects due to which the environment is getting polluted with a quicker rate, causing serious concern in the scientific fraternity.
Robots, the machines invented in the twentieth century are capable of slowing down the fallouts of modern technologies to a great extent, if not totally weeding out the problems of side effects. Robots are not only the mechanical arms, feet, but also act as brains of and give man relief to take decisions at times.
They are most suited the monotonous jobs of cutting, welding, and painting in the factories. They respond to sounds, light, touch, proximity, smell, and tastes – like those of human beings. Such capabilities like learning, walking, talking, recognising faces and taking independent decisions like human beings, make them the faithful and the loyal servants of their owners.
They can work in extremely hot and cold conditions unlike men, yet they don’t complain. They don’t form labour unions and demand wages for extra work from their employer. It is but natural that they are preferred over the workmen. That is why the industrial es-
tablishments are getting more and more mechanised. Moreover, goods produced by them are superior and bulky.
In war times, they may go to any terrain, and take position at any front without an iota of fear. Given these qualities, writing on the wall is getting clear that robots would replace more and more hands, including those in the houses.
Hybrid robots on anvil
Since there would be employment crises around the world, times are likely to come when markets would have goods but people will have no purchasing power. On the other hand, the prosperity of a country would depend upon the generation of robots possessed by it and not that of its young population. In this backdrop the world has to reconsider its population policy, right from now.
Humanoids resemble human beings in their appearances. But, the technology of the day are trying to build hybrid type of robots which are the combination of men and machines, for collecting information about distant stars and planets, where transporting food and the life supporting system for men would be impossible for the technology of the day.
So far it has been enabled to reduce the human effort to a great extent. Robot which may be worn like aprons may assist the sick, old and infirm in walking and moving with less amount of physical labour. This may save him from radiation also.
Let this technology be commercialised and made worthy of use at the Earth. Since it won’t carry the equipments required by the astronauts, it would be cheaper also, yet capable of improving the quality of our lives.
Such robots would be in constant touch of human body, could have the systems of measuring the temperature, blood pressure, heart beat, sugar level in the blood of the people, wearing them, and provide plethora of details of their health all the time.
This would open new vistas of studying the genesis of various kinds of diseases and help provide quick medicare reaching the patients. The apron-like machine, covering the whole of the human body, would save
the wearer from diseases like malaria, dengue and chikungunia spread by the mosquitoes.
The suit may help economising temperature control system as it would be meant for the wearer rather than for the whole room or the hall. It would also be possible to defecate any time anywhere, be in the public, without letting anyone know about it and also take bath, economising the use of water.
The waste may collect in an air-tight container where it is changed into compost by utilising power produced by the silicon chips studding the surface of apron. Studies may be conducted to find out the enzymes present in the digestive system of pigs and vultures, and other scavenging creatures which convert biowastes into proteins and culturing the same in the chamber of robots which collects human waste.
The houses of the future may dispense with the toilets and bathrooms, and also the kitchens! The pressure on the land would decrease to a large extent. Last but not the least; it would not enable outsiders to know if the person behind the apron is a male or female!
Naturally, there would be control over the offences of eve-teasing etc. yet it would be possible for the people to prove their identity from fingerprints and colour of eye-balls whenever called for security purposes. Better said that great dreams lead great inventions!
Robots can do things more precisely than humans.
Human robot with thinking