Bomb Recycling Robots

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With lots of talk revolving around robots in the news, be it from artificial intelligence (AI) driven cars or that they are going to take all our jobs, there is an interesting discussion to be had about it. An article written by the Forrester states that “robots will replace 7% of US jobs by 2025”, it does seem like a large problem, but it is not all bad news. With AI driven cars replacing normal cars on the road and drones taking to the skies, there are many new ways that robots will be able to save lives in the upcoming years that should not be over looked. Driverless cars are poised to take millions of jobs when they are fully approved for the masses, but there is a silver lining to it. With the technology getting better for AI driven cars where little to no human input is required, people have been…show more content…
The first bomb disposal robot was used in the 1970s (Army-Technology). Since all bombs are not created equally and can be placed in various location, remote detonation is not always the best choice. This use to require bomb squad personnel to defuse live bombs, putting them at risk of injury or death. Older bomb disposal robots would require two robots, one to capture the bomb on a live feed and the other to use its tools (army-Technology). The robots now are not just robots strapped with its own bombs, but more versatile camera mounted one instead. Some of the more costly robots can be controlled with little to no training and can be controlled with just a screen and a joy stick. The robot can be deployed at a safe distance and then driven to the location and deal with it there. The person controlling the robot can then use the camera and controls to try and defuse the bomb as if they were there themselves. Some of the newer robots can be controlled with gloves covered in sensors, allowing the operator to work as if they were next to
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