Industrial & Medical Technology

Robots. Robots Everywhere. (July 4 - 10)

02 July 2021
Source: Adobe/Thomas Söllner

For generations, robots have captured the imaginations of children and adults alike. They have appeared in countless films, TV shows and books — ranging from the works of Asimov to Lost in Space, Star Wars and Short Circuit. Today, robots are taking starring turns in dramas such as Westworld, or as Gladiators in Battlebots.

But to engineers, robots are not science fiction nor entertainment. Instead they are tools that help humans be safer, more efficient and more data driven.

Most importantly, robots are having a larger impact on industry, manufacturing and society in general, than ever before.

Which means that technologies to support them are growing, concerns about their security are increasing, and new questions are being asked — like, what exactly is a robot?

Answers might be found in some of the articles below.

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