Home Robot Technology – Things to Know About This Brilliant New Toy
Is it possible that by the time we are all eighty, we will have completely and fully mastered home robot technology? This may be possible. In some ways we already are, as we get older and have to go to the nursing home for help with toileting. These robotic systems may soon be something as simple as a device we strap on our hips and walk with.
Perhaps we will be able to control the lighting in our home from our computers. Maybe after a little advance work we will be able to shut the lights out if we don’t feel like going to bed. It is amazing how much things have advanced in twenty years. The advances in home robot technology may even surprise us.
As our life style becomes more automated, we might find ourselves moving into a completely home-less existence. Of course we will still need to interact to maintain relationships with friends and family. But what will happen to the elderly as they become unable to move around much or engage in any physical activity? Will they be abandoned in a nursing home?
Some researchers are looking at home robot technology as helping people that need independent living. For instance, someone may be suffering from a medical condition that makes it too painful to walk. But there are a number of home-robots that can assist the person in climbing stairs, picking up objects from the floor, cooking or doing other tasks. They can take the human’s burden off of them and make it so they can still lead a normal life.
Will home robot technology replace all the human assistance? That would be amazing. But it would also be like our having the best piece of technology inside of our home – the television, the vacuum cleaner, the washing machine. Just have one appliance and it doesn’t matter what else is going on around it. The problem is, we don’t all have that luxury. In the future, home robot technology may be available to everyone.
Home robots will be able to handle a variety of household needs. For instance, there may be home robot technology that can look after pets. This might sound crazy, but think about it. There may be a time when a person isn’t able to care for their pets and the home robot technology could be able to take over and help that pet go to a special home care facility.
But that’s not all. It could also mean robots could take care of cleaning duties and child-rearing tasks. Right now, there are already companies that are manufacturing these types of devices for people who have a disability. Someone that has difficulty getting up from a chair could use one of these devices to help them get in and out of bed.
We have to remember though, that this is still very much in the research stages. Right now, there are some companies that are spending lots of money and resources to come up with home robot technology that will work for everyone. Once they have completed the research, we could very well have devices that will work for our every need.
When considering the possibility of having robotic pets, you really should think about how it will affect the future of humanity. When people are in wheelchairs, it will be hard for them to be around other people. If you are disabled and cannot get up to put the food bowl down, then what do you do? Well, you just leave it in the kitchen and wait for your family member to wake up and feed you. Now imagine this situation. Instead of needing to be in a wheelchair, you could have a robotic pet that would make sure that you don’t have to deal with the inconvenience of getting up to feed your pet.
This home robotic pet idea has a lot of potential. If this were to become a real product, we would soon be able to control things like lighting, heating, opening the door and more with the power of your voice. Imagine being able to say “feed me” and have the robotic pet do it for you. What an awesome concept, and this is only the first of many things that we can expect to be able to do with the power of the computer and the internet.
I believe that in ten to fifteen years, this technology will be available for everyone. There will be software that is available for download from the internet that will allow you to download into your home a robotic pet. This software will allow you to control the home’s temperature, light, music and more. It will also allow you to have a visual feedback of what is going on with your home from your laptop. Soon, you will be able to fully enjoy the advantages of home robot technology, and all the things that it will enable you to do.