Robots Perform Many Functions
Robots are used for a number of important functions. They are sent into situations that are hazardous to humans and are used for medical and educational purposes. Robots are also used to perform repetitive tasks in industrial settings. These robot safety pictures will give you an idea of the many functions these specialized machines can perform.
Rather than expose human workers to noise and the risk of exposure to toxic fumes and extreme heat, robot welders offer a much safer alternative.
Nuclear Power Plant
Robots have been used to enter nuclear power plants after an accident has occurred, saving humans from being exposed to toxic radiation. Once their investigation has been completed, robots can also be used for the clean-up of the facility.
Asbestos Clean Up
When asbestos is detected in a building, it must be removed. Robots have been successfully dispatched to clear asbestos fibers from pipes, keeping human workers from being exposed to this toxic substance.
Robots in Surgery
When precise movements and a steady hand are needed, surgeons look to robotic arms for help. Delicate procedures may be performed successfully at less risk to the patient.
Humanoid robots are being used by medical schools students to learn how to deal with various situations. For example, "pregnant" robots are used to help future doctors learn how to deal with complications in labor and delivery without risking the lives of real patients.
Assembly Line Work
Robotic arms used on assembly lines mean work can be performed without concerns about workplace injuries due to fatigue, boredom or distraction.