Mar 10, 2017 09:58 AM EST
Robotic Exoskeletons: The Future Of Workplaces & Military Soldiers [VIDEO]
Indeed, technology has come a long way. But how exactly will robotic exoskeletons change the future of workplaces and military soldiers?
Robotic exoskeletons have been around since the 1800s, but have never been more futuristic until today. According to Futurism, startup company Kindred Systems by co-founder and chief technology officer Geordie Rose of D-Wave, a quantum computing company, has already begun studying about machines that will eventually substitute humans as workers.
Further detailed on the same publication, a patent file was released back in August 2016 - one that gave the public a closer look on what the study is really about: creating robotic exoskeletons that provide information via sensors. This information will then be used for teaching robots in the near future on how to do things and perform work tasks as humans do, until they learn enough to do it all on their own.
On another note, this concept kinda reminds us of the 2009 sci-fi mystery film, "Surrogates." It also can't be helped if other people become more fearful rather than enthusiastic about it. After all, no one wants to become jobless. However, it's worth noting that technological innovations such as this one don't automatically mean people getting completely unemployed. It's up to you to believe it or not, but most companies do prefer employing humans over robots because of our ability to feel and think outside of the box.
In other news, robotic exoskeletons are set to change the military industry's future as well. According to Harvard Gazette, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA has recently developed an exoskeleton that can turn a person into a "super soldier." Others might think it's highly ambitious, but part of the reason why it was developed is because of military soldiers themselves - especially for those who continued to fight, even if they already lost body parts.
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