Some former NASA engineers who built robots for space are now developing ocean-faring robots for deepwater maintenance and construction jobs.
A new era of the robot workplace revolution
Fueled by innovation in tech, several companies are designing robots to work in everyday spaces, do human workflows and simulate natural movements. The humanoid robot sector "would be able to fill 4% of the projected U.S. manufacturing labor shortage by 2030," per a recent report from Goldman Sachs.
The first commercially available human-shaped robots designed for warehouse work were unveiled last week by a company called Agility Robotics.
For all the hand-wringing over whether robots will replace human workers, ChatGPT and generative AI, are shaping up to be a big employment threat too.
A shortage of truck drivers and skilled machine operators is inspiring the development of autonomous vehicles for use in construction and other industries.
It takes a variety of overlapping sensors working together for self-driving cars to accurately perceive the world around them.