It is a common misconception people have that industrial robots and collaborative robots are slowly replacing humans in industries. While it is true that robots are making some jobs easier to handle, it is unnecessarily true that these robots are taking away jobs and are in fact making industries more efficient. This is because robots are usually used for applications that are difficult for humans to achieve. This creates more time for humans to focus on other more meaningful roles in their organisations.
Robots make it possible for organizations and industries to effectively complete tasks that require a high level of concentration, consistency and also tasks that are risky for humans.
Here are some jobs robots can do better than humans.
Accessing unsafe radiation areas
When the Fukushima nuclear plant was damaged, the radiation made is unsafe for humans to access the area. According to reports, the maximum levels of radiation discovered exceed a year’s human full safety limit with less than a day’s exposure. For this reason, military grade robots had to be deployed in the area.
As robots continue to be developed and enhanced in terms of performance abilities, they have been found to be the safest when it comes to accessing contaminated areas.
Unsafe mining jobs
According to the mine safety and health administration, a large percentage of deaths in mining regions are as a result of the black lung disease. Breathing coal dust results in serious health condition over time. Also, working in a mine exposes humans to the risk of death should the minefield cave in or get flooded when humans are inside. For this reason, mining robots have been found to be more effective in reducing human danger in mining.
Even so, not all mining jobs are hazardous but the incorporation of robots makes the operation more efficient. Mining companies have taken advantage of robotic automation in hauling iron ore and drill.
Most farm workers leave their low wage farm jobs due to intolerable working conditions. The back-breaking physical demand for farm jobs is one of the reasons it falls under the most unattractive forms of work in the modern day. Farm owners have found farming robots to be a good replacement for human workers in these jobs.
Today, there are robots for all forms of farm work, from picking fruit to preparing the land for planting and also for planting seeds. This way, human workers can focus on more important jobs like transport of farm foods to the market.
Jobs that require repetitive actions
Repetitive manual jobs can be tiring, time-consuming and increase the chances of human error. Companies such as universal robots have created collaborative robots, also referred to as cobots, for repetitive industrial applications.
These robots have increased efficiency and perfection in these operations. This boosts the industry’s bottom line in the long run. The use of a cobot in a repetitive industrial application ensures that humans are left to undertake more meaningful roles in the workplace.
Dull retail operations
Retail service robots have made life easier for retail store operators. Finding someone to help you out at a retail store can be an annoying task and being the person who constantly answers client questions is also not very pleasant. With retail service robots, clients can ask the robot and get replies in their language choice. The robots also have the capacity direct clients to the items they are looking for within the store.
These robots allow the store employees to focus on offering specialized expertise and knowledge to clients and leave the menial jobs to the robots.
With automation not likely to go away, it is best for industries, companies, and businesses to find a way of integrating them in their works. With the introduction of collaborative robots in the market, it is now possible for humans to work alongside robots without the need for safety zones. With these robots, humans can enjoy safer and more interesting working conditions.