January 29, 2020 Last updated March 4th, 2020 1,169 Reads share

10 Brands Bringing the World Forward in Robotization

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The narrative behind the rise of robots in this industrial and technological era continues to be a mixture of salt and sugar. We have robophobia, an anxiety disorder that has a clinical recognition stamp. This chaos rose to fame due to shared concern on ethics breaches relating to robots. Thus some humans feel robots are a recipe for disaster. Then we have the nemesis that is slowly curing this self-installed cancer. Humans are still slow to give it a hero’s identity, but for this article, we can go with robotraction, which we can define as the courage to embrace robots.

Our new found terminology for the superhero robot club revolutionizing the industrial sector is gaining ubiquity through robotic technology and its associated applications. They include Deep Learning which is an offspring of Machine Learning, which is an offspring of Artificial Intelligence. These robotic technologies and applications are gaining tract in the 2020 technological calendar. Thus some anti-robophobia brands are getting in line to push forward the robotic agenda that aims to enhance and improve the humans’ lives. Let us consider the profile of some of these brands that have joined forces with the robots to help them build a robotic kingdom allied to the human world.

Before we pay tribute to these robotic companies soldiering on to reinstate the good name of the robots to our universe, we should first salute to the mileage undertaken by the same robotic soldiers regarding unemployment. There are a lot of exciting slots and opportunities in the employment sector due to robots. Let us state just a few mentions.

  • Robotic Operators
  • Robotic Sales Engineers
  • Robotic Technicians
  • Robotic Software Developers
  • Robotic Engineers

The list can grow by day if we choose to embrace the full capabilities the robots are offering us. That is enough chit-chat, it is time for the honorable mentions. The mentioned list of the following brands or companies seeking an audience with robotization is random and not in a specific order because robots do not discriminate. Let’s get to it then.

 

1. Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics is not a name that you are likely to come across in the robotics department quickly. However, one famed robotic product has a direct link to its name. Spot is the name, and if you are a regular YouTuber, you will relate to how viral its videos sparked the internet. Spot is a crafted art of the Boston Dynamics robot manufacturing company. You will marvel at this realistic robotic dog, and soon Spot won’t have to rely on YouTube videos for its debut.

Top robotic companies’ founders like Marc Raibert, already have plans to commercialize Spot. The 25 Kg robotic dog will do more than just be treated as a house pet. An application in the construction site inspection, for instance, would be a start. Its monitoring and evaluation prowess already has an uploaded video of it agilely navigating through some Japanese construction sites. Thus it can be handy is a record-keeping scenario. Everything is spot-on then regarding the future of robotic dogs.

Atlas, a humanoid robot, is also in the development phase of Boston dynamics. Its robotic arms, legs, and torso enable it to perform whole-body manipulations like leaping over logs and stuff. Enough said we should be anticipating more leaps of faith from this robotic company.

 

2. Cruise Automation

The San Francisco Bay area is the base of operation for this robotic company. Its primary focus is on driverless automobiles. General Motors, an undisputed automotive giant, owns Cruise Automation. It managed to raise a whopping $1.65 billion on the 2018 calendar from both Softbank and Honda. Softbank also has considerable investment ties in Boston Dynamics.

Cruise Automation, through its driverless technological platform, is on the verge of developing a variety of real-world applications to fix some potholes in this tech-thirsty world. Through a partnership with DoorDash, a crowdsourcing platform, they are on the testing phase of a driverless food delivery technology currently under simulation for a few the Bay area customers. A driverless ride-sharing service is also another new item on their menu. If the launch of this technology has not happened already, then it is just a matter of time. Thus Uber and Lyf should be ready for an inevitable competition if not a nemesis.

 

3. Rozum Robotics LLC

Before we go for a coffee break, we should look at another honorable mention in the robotization Hall of Fame that is making the human-coffee experience smoother every step of the way. 

 

The Rozum Robotics LLC international robotics manufacturing company has its outreach in both Europe and the USA. Its Rozum Cafe project is a growing success because who would not want their daily coffee served with the same quality and quantity. The Robotic Baristas, the company, created are an occasional substitute for the humans’ pone to wear out quickly due to tedious tasks so that they can focus on reviewing the customer experiences and quality control of the robots.

Recently, Rozum Robotics LLC has joined the Samsung Startup Membership Program. The electronic giant understands the high potential of start-ups as innovation drivers, so it has created a special support program for the most promising start-up companies from all over the world.

 

4. Diligent Robotics

The robotic company also has a unique approach to robotization technology. It is equipping its robots with AI technology. Moxi is the robotic product of this Austin, Texas-based company. Moxi differs from other industrial robots due to its dynamic adaptability. You can find it on both factory floors and ordinary workplaces. Given this info, Moxi should add the title jack of all trades in its work resume.

Healthcare facilities like hospitals are ripping the full benefits of having Moxi among its stuff. If a healthcare facility needs assistance to manage necessary yet mundane tasks, then Moxi should be one robotic step away. Such tasks can range from patient rooms preparation to stocking shelves. Moxi is, however, not involved in direct patient care. It accomplishes its objectives effortlessly by navigating tight spaces and corridors. It’s head and eyes’ actions help it convey intelligence. Thus the hospital staff is free to focus on the primary task of providing care to patients. The future is bright, and who knows? Moxi can adapt to other useful skills.

 

5. The Biodesign and Microrobotics Labs in Havard

If you are a Tech influencer and Legend like the great Bill Gates, you will always get the eyes and ears of the general public. Thus the famed Microsoft founder made a recent visit to the Biodesign and Microobotics labs at Harvard. His written review, based on this personalized experience, generated loads of buzz from the public. The two labs have a direct association with Harvard University. The disruptive robotic technologies they develop led to startups and corporate alliances as a result of the translated commercial applications. The result is, thus, a forefront for robotics.

 

Soft Robotic Gloves is amongst their top innovations still on the development and testing phase if not yet launched. Its functional capabilities augment human performance and then later restores it, how cool is that! RoboBee is also another innovation in line. Imagine the existence of a tiny light-weight flying robot and then stop imaging it because it is a reality. The deployment of this swarm will be useful in applications like artificial pollination, surveillance operations, and search and rescue missions.

 

6. Anybots

San Jose in California houses the Anybots robotic company. Its uniqueness in the robotization platform is through Mobile Telepresence. This robotic technology allows an individual to be in two places at the same time. You can think of it as the mirror effect of yourself.

These robots have earned the identity of Remote Avatars. Their design layout equips them with video screens, cameras, and speakers. The owners of the robots can make use of Wi-Fi technology to control the functionality of the robots through the internet. The use of a simple web interface will enable you to move the robot around to an environment of your choosing. Through their robotic sight and hearing tech, they will be able to capture a video of what goes on in their environment. Even if you want to be the center of the broadcast, they can return the favor and get you on live video broadcast.

Anybots is on the mission of eliminating long-distance business travel needs. Image the power behind the creation of such a remote workforce. Don’t just halt your imagination there; take it further to a world where remote doctors provide quality patient care.

 

7. UBTech

Shenzhen, China, is the proud host of the operational UBTech robotics company. Its uniqueness is that its focus is not on the industrial robots but the consumers’ products. The company initially secured its slot as a giant in robotics through its extensive manufacture of toy robots. Its new bio pictures it as the recent developer of Walker, a full-featured humanoid robot. A close look at this robot will take you back to the previously discussed Boston Dynamics’ Atlas.

Mobility and self-balancing functional aspects characterize Walker. Its exhibition of rudimentary intelligence is a plus in addition to its ability to traverse stairs, slopes, and other various terrains. Avoiding obstacles is also not a problem for Walker in addition to its facial recognition features through which it can initiate a conversation. In a business world, Walker is applicable as both a concierge and a receptionist.

 

8. Universal Robots

Odense, Denmark, is where you will locate this industrial robotics company. Its focus is on Cobots. They are a series of collaborative industrial robots. They are the robotic ambassadors every human employee hopes for in a competitive work environment. These robots, like the company of humans in accomplishing set tasks. Their collaborative functionality makes the work environment flexible, more productive, and safer.

After having an impression on the Cobots, the Robotics Industries Association quotes them as the fastest-growing segment in comparison to other candidates in the industrial robotics field. Moreover, the association puts Cobots on the 2025 calendar as one-third plus of all sold industrial robots. The company is thus confident enough that newcomers are not a threat to its influential position, and it will be a while before any sort of imbalance starts to take place.

 

9. AMP Robots

AMP robotics company has a base in Denver, Colorado. Its unique signature in the robotic industry is towards creating or facilitating the creation of a better environment. Cortex is its developed robotic system. It makes use of a neural network technology to venture into challenging environments and reclaim recyclable materials. Example cases would be mixed-waste, demolition, and construction sites. These robots do not just have the brains for the operation but also the eyes and arms to skillfully identify the targeted recyclable materials and pluck them out. They make use of conveyor belts and perform these operations at high speed.

The exceptional functional characteristic of these robots is their growing smartness. What is more humane about a robot than its ability to learn from its mistakes? Its installation and set up takes roughly two days and is flexible enough to fit with any conveyor belt.

 

10. Left Hand Robotics

The robotics company has a base in Longmont, Colorado. The company also has an appetite for self-driving automobiles. It, however, does not involve itself directly in the manufacture of the self-driving cars but instead in the development of self-driving snowplows.

Its SnowBot Pro comes with a remote control functionality enabling its Internet access and manipulation through a simple mobile or Smartphone application. SnowBot Pro is the king of hostile environments. Through following a pre-programmed path, it will clear snow to create a human-accessible path. Its sensors will help it avoid damaging obstacles. Thus you do not need to play the hero in a hostile weather condition; just let the SnowBot Pro ease in and out. Its speed and effectiveness reduce labor costs to a staggering 40%. Moreover, the end of winter does not mean you have to pack it away; it also functions as a remarkable lawnmower.

 

The 10 profiles of the listed robotic companies all speak a common language of uniqueness, and who said that all robots are the same? The benefits of robots to our world cannot exist on a limiting scale, for that will just be the robotic translation of prison. We should let them sore so that they can destroy the reef that limits our potential. The sky is not the limit; robots are if we empower them.

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Our new found terminology for the superhero robot club revolutionizing the industrial sector is gaining ubiquity through robotic technology and its associated applications. They include Deep Learning which is an offspring of Machine Learning, which is an offspring of Artificial Intelligence. These robotic technologies and applications are gaining tract in the 2020 technological calendar. Thus some anti-robophobia brands are getting in line to push forward the robotic agenda that aims to enhance and improve the humans’ lives. Let us consider the profile of some of these brands that have joined forces with the robots to help them build a robotic kingdom allied to the human world.

Before we pay tribute to these robotic companies soldiering on to reinstate the good name of the robots to our universe, we should first salute to the mileage undertaken by the same robotic soldiers regarding unemployment. There are a lot of exciting slots and opportunities in the employment sector due to robots. Let us state just a few mentions.

  • Robotic Operators
  • Robotic Sales Engineers
  • Robotic Technicians
  • Robotic Software Developers
  • Robotic Engineers

The list can grow by day if we choose to embrace the full capabilities the robots are offering us. That is enough chit-chat, it is time for the honorable mentions. The mentioned list of the following brands or companies seeking an audience with robotization is random and not in a specific order because robots do not discriminate (smiley face). Let’s get to it then.

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