For many people it is still a freaky imagination that robots will penetrate more and more areas of daily life. Others are convinced that the robotics industry in general is going to see a real boom in the upcoming years. In fact, over the last 50 years it has changed a lot in the field where machines take on tasks to support human beings in many ways. And the end of the road has not been reached yet.
The new issue of our knowledge magazine “The Quintessence” (TQ) addresses the mechatronic helpers that cannot exclusively be found in the automotive industry as industrial robots anymore. Delivering parcels or performing surgical procedures, they meanwhile have reached other industries in which they collaborate with humans.
Scepticism is not unjustified, but enormous advances in electronics and software algorithm development offer tremendous opportunities for the interaction between humans and machines in the future. In many areas certainly, such as in production and logistics, it is not cost-efficient enough to automate certain tasks. Nevertheless, error ratio caused by humans is higher compared to that of machines. Assistance systems, when specifically applied, therefore have a great potential to minimize errors and defects.
How machines and people are collaborating with each other will be outlined in the articles “Making the Leap into everyday life” or “From a tough guy to a softie” in the Technology section of the new TQ. This section offers you insights on how far robotics has already progressed and how robots are going to be changing our lives in the near future.
“The Quintessence of Robotics” magazine also provides you with real examples and fascinating stories about areas of Application for state-of-the-art electronics. Read about miniaturized flying robots, air taxis, ultra-precision surgery or humanoid robots for space travel. A lot of it sounds like science fiction, but you will be astonished how much of it is reality already and how much these electronic helpers take on task already today.
Having gained this knowledge it’s a natural thing to ask whether robots will be job killers or job drivers. This question will be discussed controversially in the Visions and Views section of the magazine. Furthermore, a portrait of science fiction author Isaac Asimov, the father of the “Laws of Robotics”, can be found there. Also take a seat at the roundtable and follow the expert discussion about trends in robotics.
To put all in a nutshell, the EBV biannual knowledge magazine “The Quintessence” will again be full of inspiring content. It provides articles not only for enthusiasts of robotics, but also for everyone who wants to learn more about this booming market, which – by the way – in 2016 for the first time generated more money from non-industrial robots than from robots working in factories.
By ordering your own free issue of “The Quintessence of Robotics” you will be able to read much more fascinating and surprising stories about the today’s and tomorrow’s R2D2s, DATAs and HAL 9000s. If you want to read it mobile on your tablet, make sure to download the TQ App.
“Don’t worry about Master Luke. I’m sure he’ll be all right. He’s quite clever, you know… for a human being.” (C-3Po in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back)