The Robotic Industries Association (RIA) defines robot as follows: "A robot is a reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools or specialized devices through variable programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks."
Consequently, what is a robot used for?
Most robots today are used to do repetitive actions or jobs considered too dangerous for humans. A robot is ideal for going into a building that has a possible bomb. Robots are also used in factories to build things like cars, candy bars, and electronics.
What are some jobs that robots do?
Below is a full list of jobs that are have been replaced, being replaced, or being assisted by robots and computers.
- Assembly-line and factory workers.
- Bus drivers, Taxi drivers, and truck drivers.
- Phone operators, telemarketers, and receptionists.
- Bank tellers and clerks.
- Packing, stockroom, and warehouse moving.
How much do industrial robots cost?
Complete with controllers and teach pendants, new industrial robotics cost from $50,000 to $80,000. Once application-specific peripherals are added, the robot system costs anywhere from $100,000 to $150,000.