Robotic technologies enable life-altering innovations
Members of IEEE, a large, global professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, have found that advancements in small robots, ranging from nanorobots to shoebox-sized robots, hold promise for delivering innovative and life-altering future applications. With a wide range of capabilities including, minimizing the potential of food safety incidences, monitoring health and administering medicine from inside the body, small robots will have a large impact on the longevity and wellbeing of our society. Dr. Maja Mataric, IEEE Fellow and Founding Director of the University of Southern California’s Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems said,
Maintaining food safety with monitoring robots
NSF International, leading global provider of public health and safety risk management solutions, estimates that 325,000 people are hospitalized each year from food-borne illness. To help minimize the number of food safety incidences, miniature robots are being designed to specifically monitor the operating and ambient conditions throughout the entire food production process.
Increasing lifespan with robot injections
Microscopic in size, nanorobots are being developed that can be injected into our bodies for use as mini-monitors of disease and instability in a human’s immune system. They will have the ability, through artificial intelligence systems, to treat different diseases or ailments automatically. Using multiple nanorobots, or swarms, these robots will be able to deliver specific tasks in the human body. Antonio Espingardeiro, IEEE member and independent robotics expert said,