Robotics comes from the word robot which means an electronic device that is programmed to perform tasks automatically that are usually done by humans. In other words, robotics is a science that deals with the design and manufacture of robots.
Not only that, robotics can also be interpreted as a branch of modern technology that designs, operates, constructs, manufactures, and applies robots as well. Although it is not easy to do, robotics is currently one of the fields of science that is increasingly popular, especially among young people.
Why isn’t it easy? Of course, when you want to make a robot, you need to study mechanics, electronics, algorithms, machines, and computer software. It’s no wonder that now more and more schools and colleges make robotics a special and general subject.
Robotic Technology Examples
From the explanation above, of course you already understand robotics is today’s technology to create robots. In some countries, especially in developed countries, some human workers are no longer used because they are replaced by robots. Of course, this can be both happy and sad news.
The existence of robots can help human tasks, but the existence of robots also creates jobs for humans can be reduced. For example, the robots below were created to ease the human task.
RIBA (Robots for Interactive Body Assistance)
RIBA or Robot for Interactive Body Assistance is a robot like a nurse. Developed by RIKEN, this one robot is programmed to carry or lift patients in hospitals. However, the weight limit of the patient he can lift cannot be more than 61 kilograms.
Its job is not only to carry patients, the RIBA robot can also recognize the voices of hospital employees, such as nurses and doctors. That’s because this robot is also programmed to detect the faces and voices of hospital employees.