Working with Collaborative Humanoid Robots

Humanoid or human-like robots have the look, form, and shape of people and the ability to communicate and work with humans and human tools to enhance productivity.  At the very least, today’s humanoids are capable of facial recognition, detecting human movement and gestures, and also responding appropriately.  Humanoid robots apply valuable science to the direction of work.

Developed because when these robots are programmed to perform a certain task, they are extremely efficient and make limited mistakes. Unlike humans, they are less personal but very practical.  Perception is shifting, where more companies are gravitating to the idea of using Intelligent Automation to deal with their business and customers, meaning that humanoids will evolve fast in the future, providing support to humans.

Key benefits of humanoid robots

  1. Assistance

Humanoids are developed to resemble human behaviour and may be used to do human duties, such as being utilised as personal helpers to assist the work.  These robots can help you with daily home duties such as cleaning and arranging your home, making your life simpler and easier.  Useful for several tasks, ranging from educational support, medical support to schedule management.

  1. Command and Control

Robots are directed to follow commands and are controllable.  Every humanoid robot has control functions that help these robots respond to the command in their surroundings.  Work commanded to these robots is easily delivered in a specific time with minimum mistakes and greatest output.

  1. Authentic information

Specific information may be captured and transferred immediately and digitally through human-like robots.  The data gathered can also be utilised for other purposes, such as activating analytics and taking relevant actions.

  1. Watch and Learn

Scientists have attempted to equip humanoids to self-educate by searching databases and the internet for knowledge.  Also, robots are becoming more self-sufficient and can enhance their knowledge by watching what the human does.

  1. Safety and feasible

The jobs that would be hazardous to human employees’ health can be done by the robots, ensuring the highest level of safety.  It can also do tasks that human employees would rather not do.

Companies such as Softbank Robotics have developed human-looking robots for usage as medical aides and educational aids. These robots are now succeeding in the medical field, particularly companion robots (Gonzales, 2017).  However, it is uncertain if the robots will have beneficial or bad implications for consumers and businesses compared to human personnel as they are limited to only the programmed task.

Moving to the future, we may see the people and digital employees collaborating with front-line humanoids as partners to provide the best services, perhaps functioning as a game-changer in a company’s digital transformation path.  Consumer interactions with humanoid service robots will become commonplace in the near future.