You may be learning about robots at work in school or are interested to learn more about robots at work in 2023. In this post, we’ll be covering existing robots at work from different industries with corresponding videos so you can see them work! These robots help businesses with repetitive or dangerous work by doing work so humans don’t have to. These types of jobs are often called “dirty, dull or dangerous” and are perfect jobs for robots.
Agriculture Farm Robots At Work
Robots are being used for laborious tasks such as picking of food as they can work long hours that a human could not and there is also no physical injury that the robot can face. The robot can identify fruit the same way humans can, using computer vision to see the fruit and then using a robotic arm or custom built picker to pick the fruit. In a controlled environment like a field or indoor farm where the layout is known and humans are not nearby that may be injured, robots are great workers.
Fresh Fruit Robotics Apple Picker
AGROBOT Strawberry Picker
Sweeper Pepper Picker
John Deere Autonomous Tractor
Exploration Robots At Work
Exploration can be dangerous to humans, especially in environments that are not hospitable such as space, underwater, or radiation prone. In such environments where humans cannot live, robots thrive in operating and working.
NASA Mars Rover
Fukushima Reactor Robots
Cleaning Robots At Work
For repetitive jobs such as cleaning floors, where cleaning paths are often the same day after day, it makes sense for a robot to perform these routine repetitive tasks. Purpose built robots are great at working on specific tasks such as cleaning, vacuuming, and scrubbing.
Brain Corp Floor Scrubber
IRobot Roomba Home Vacuum
Factory Production Robots At Work
On production lines, where tasks are known ahead of time and often involve mechanical operations such as lifting, rotating, soldering, mechanical robot arms are ideal. These fixed in place robot arms help produce large objects such as cars.
KUKA Robot Arm
Retail Inventory Robots At Work
Facing labor shortages, retailers are using robots to manage in store inventory, so that products don’t go missing on shelves.
Simbe Robotics Tally
If you would like to start learning how these robots at work are made, start with our intro to robots post.