Robots are one of the greatest milestones in the field of science and technology. They are ready to replace human beings. They can even be a friend to you or a companion when you need someone. Japan is one of the birth place of most of the robots. In Japan people are trying to design a robot which can even show emotional reactions like fear, anger, sadness , disgust , happiness and even surprise. When you say a word like ‘war’ to the robot he immediately shows the emotion of fear and when you say love the robot smiles with its pink lips. What more do you expect a assembled metal and wires to do ?
Future of robots is very wide and more sophisticated uses. There are researches going on to bring about a robot to monitor the farming. The robot would know the need of the plants and act based on that. When a plant needs water then robot would water them, or if the plant needs nutrients then that would be supplied by the robot. So robot is not restricted to computer field and heavy machinery industries motor industries but also to paddy fields.
Japanese feel the success of robotic engineering would be achieved only if the intelligent robot can live side by side along with the human beings doing day today tasks.
Most of the companies have good looking robots as receptionist. They can welcome the staff and attend calls with their recorded computerized voices. There are robots even to clean and vacuum the office corridors. Robots are also installed at sophisticated homes for feeding the elderly people. Some robots look so realistic to give a lively touch to give comfort to the lonely people. Such move their heads once in a while and blink their eyes.
Not only the Japan government but also other countries are funding the study and research on robots. IN Japan at least 42 million dollars is spent for humanoid robots and around 10 million each year from 2006 to 2010 for various technological robots. Also the government plans to assign at least 25 million dollars in year 2025. Robotics is considered to be one of the developing fields of science and also supposed to help the human community to a great extent. The only disadvantage of robots is that they can replace human mechanical work very easily. But whatever happens there is nothing to replace human intelligence. In Japan the robots are always depicted as friendly creature helping human community rather than like destroying creatures in science fiction movies.
When compared to other countries Japan stands first in inventions and manufacturing of robots and robot technology development. Japan stand out as a power house of robot manufacturing. Unimaginable count of robots are already working in various factories and industries in Japan. There were around 300 thousand robots working in Japan even in 2005. The advantages ofÂ deploying the robots to work in factories are , they don’t get tired, they don’t take sick leaves, they don’t ask for pay hike nor over time salary or retiring benefits. Robots can work 24 hours a day and 7 days a week without any rest. Only that they just need to be charged for their power to work.