Robotics: 8 Mind-blowing Innovations

March 13, 2023

By Radha Maithili Sekharamantry

Robotics is a branch of technology that uses the design, construction and operation of robots to transform industries, research and other areas. These eight mind-blowing innovations are proof of its transformative power.

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Spot is a four-legged robot capable of running, jumping, climbing and navigating difficult terrain. This robot can perform search and rescue missions, industrial inspections and research applications.

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Spot, the Robot Dog

Surgical robots are computer-controlled devices designed to assist surgeons during complex procedures, allowing for greater precision, control and accuracy, resulting in better patient outcomes.

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Surgical Robots

Self-driving cars are vehicles that use sensors, cameras and software to navigate without human input, potentially reducing accidents, increasing efficiency and transforming transportation.

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Self-driving Cars

Robotic prosthetics are advanced artificial limbs that use sensors, motors and software to replicate the movement and functionality of natural limbs, offering greater independence and mobility to amputees.

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Robotic Prosthetics

Industrial robots are computer-controlled machines used in manufacturing and other industries to automate tasks, such as welding, painting and assembly, that are repetitive or dangerous for humans.

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Industrial Robots

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that can be remotely controlled or programmed to perform tasks such as aerial photography, mapping, search and rescue and delivery.

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Soft robots are made from flexible materials such as silicone and can mimic the movements of living creatures. They have the potential to revolutionize fields such as medicine and search and rescue.

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Soft Robots

Humanoid robots are robots that resemble human beings in appearance and movement, and are designed to interact with humans in a variety of applications, from healthcare to entertainment.

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Humanoid Robots