Covid-19 changed the way human’s used to work. It has declined the business of many industries where as it has increased the demand of automation more than ever.
Companies have started opting robotic solutions to overcome business challenges. Hanson Robotics, a robotics company has planned mass production of humanoid robots in 2021.
The company has already launched robot named “Sophia” in 2016 which gained huge popularity. This robot can interact like human do with each other.
The company has planned to launch four robot models, including Sophia starting from first quarter of 2021. There has been a rapid increase in demand of robotic automation due to pandemic.
Founder and CEO Hanson Robotics shared his views during the visit to robotic lab “The world of COVID-19 is going to need more and more automation to keep people safe”.
These robots can help sick people in many healthcare matters as well. In covid situation these can be used to avoid direct human to human interaction.
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) let these robots develop their own type of emotional and social intelligence. Cameras and sensors are used to recognize human.
These robots are not limited to healthcare. Robots can help public in retail, airline, hotels. They can also help people suffering from social issues just by communicating in human-like way.
The increase in robot manufacturing will help businesses in facing the challenges and avoiding direct interaction during unsafe processes for human. SoftBank Robotics’ humanoid robot Pepper was deployed during pandemic to identify people who were not wearing face masks.
It is indeed a good sign to see the positive use of such technologies and we can sense more and more use of robots in days to come. Companies making investment in this sector will also grow new opportunities.