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Don’t for one second think that I feel anything but optimism with regards to the increasing prominence of robots in our lives. Yeah, they’re seemingly everywhere… but they can be so damn cute. And helpful. This post is a semi-comprehensive robot survey, a high level review of just how thoroughly robotics has become relied upon to provide a diversity of services. Services either undesirable or considered potentially harmful to humans. Services that, in some cases, are just impossible for humans to perform. How have robots had their presence expanded? By us. Voluntarily. The following list is of many of the places you can find robots in our world today working very effectively, and without emotion:

  • - exploring the surface of
  • - in orbit surveying and investigating
  • - IED’s in Iraq
  • - on the high seas
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  • - and our floors
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  • - admitting patients and showing them to their room in
  • - in combat situations
  • - competing in complex autonomy for
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  • - filling orders and managing
  • - replacing our physical presence in the
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  • - for leaks and failures
  • - starring in music videos
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  • - performing
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  • - preparing to
  • - underwater oil spills
  • - , our future robotics specialists and innovators, about robotics
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From the unbelievably mundane to the incredibly dangerous, robots are there and in many cases have been for years. Applications of robotics technology is diverse, and this diversity is creating momentum for the investigation into increasingly complicated applications to complete increasingly complicated tasks… on our behalf.

If you think that I have left out any important robots, please let me know and I will update the survey.

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