For those who’ve ever wondered why certain fruits and vegetables are so expensively priced at their local grocery store, the reason is a relatively simple one. More often than not, prices are high because there is a significant cost associated with getting it from the farm to the store. This distinction is generally found in produce that is cultivated by hand – the high cost of using human pickers are passed along first to the grocery store and then to the consumer.
Identifying the wonders of the future is by no means a simple task for even the brightest contemporary mind. Technology, and the many uses society is developing for it, continue to shock and awe on a daily basis. And while the shape of the world in the not-too-distant future remains a mystery to most, there is one inalienable conclusion that can be drawn: the world of tomorrow will rely heavily on robotics.
Since the steam engine kicked off the industrial revolution, the manufacturing sector has pretty much followed the same fundamental rules governing the mass production of goods.To be fair, the sector is poised to see some tremendous advancements and efficiencies through the use of PLC programmers and automated robotic workforces but now, thanks to the rapidly
When we think of robots, what comes to mind these days is usually something like a Roomba, arobot vacuum, or a huge arm that can be used to assemble cars, or a walking, talking, bipedal science-fiction style android. What all of these seemingly disparate robotic forms have in common is that they’re individual ‘creatures’ with a central control system and a single ‘body’, much like humans and many other animals.