Rise of the Robots
- Katherine Heires for Risk Management Magazine September 1st, 2016
- Source: http://www.rmmagazine.com/2016/09/01/rise-of-the-robots/
Empowered with improved sight, mobility, dexterity and, in some instances, artificial intelligence and self-learning capability, new robots are coming to workplaces everywhere. They are not just showing up in warehouses and factories but increasingly, they are also assisting workers in hospitals, hotels, airports and retail shops to lift and transport objects, perform precise surgical procedures, or observe, collect and analyze data for security and safety efforts.
Better equipped than their predecessors in terms of sensing and mobility, these robots can assist in dangerous settings or disaster sites where the risk of physical injury to human workers is high.