What Does the Future of Robotics Look Like?

What Does the Future of Robotics Look Like

A retrospective analysis of robotics technology over the last decade would show dichotomy-shifting changes in the ways the role of such technology is seen in everyday life, their practical applications, and their ever-evolving capabilities. As we approach the 2020’s, robots are hardly the dystopia-causing overlords that we were cautioned about in the 20th century – instead, they have permeated the fields of medicine, energy, and countless more, challenging traditional methods; while providing pathways to innovative solutions. With its counterparts, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic programming also growing in sophistication, we wanted to offer a glimpse of what the future of robots might look like.

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A Brief History of Robotics

In regards to robots and society, there is a clear divergence between the associations people conjure up and the reality of the situation. Kubrick did a real number on the American conscience with his sentient antagonist HAL – and following the wake of Asimov’s novels and C-list sci-fi movies, a clear and haunting picture was painted of the impact robots would have on society. In reality, we are currently in an age of robotic innovations and the consequences are far less dire. In fact, humanity is all the better for it. The positive social, economic, and environmental impact made by robotics cannot be overstated.

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The Difference Between Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Austria vs. Australia, astronomy vs. astrology, Matthew McConaughey vs. that other guy in “Sweet Home Alabama.”So close — but not really. Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are suffering the same fate as Gemini’s hoping to foresee their future by watching Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos.” While Robotics and AI are often associated with one another, these two fields originate from entirely different disciplines. Read on to learn how companies like Tomahawk Robotics are leveraging these two different, yet complementary, technologies to solve important problems.

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A Brief Introduction to Robotic IoT

The IoT (Internet of Things) is the ecosystem of sensor-enabled devices that are connected to the internet. The demand and capability of sensor-powered monitoring, tracking, and analyzing devices is growing across commercial and industrial markets. In fact, researchers at Gartner anticipate that by 2020 there will be 26 times more devices connected to the internet than there will be people.

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Tomahawk Robotics Announces Kinova Partnership

Tomahawk Robotics and Kinova Partner to Offer Highly Flexible Robotic Control Solutions for Professional, Assistive and Research Robotics

Tomahawk Robotics, an innovator of robotic control software, is partnering with Kinova a recognized leader in robotic manipulation technologies. This collaboration will enable Tomahawk’s Kinesis robotic control software to be used with Kinova robotic arms. This technology combination will facilitate the use of these arms with a range of different mobility platforms as well as the ability to deploy a library of robotic behaviors via third party development environments such as AWS Robomaker.

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