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WHY HUMANOIDS MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION LINES

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Working in an industrial production line is a tedious task such that, it is not everyone that can be allowed to work considering some factors which include health status, strength, and experience, etc. some good example of production lines are; finished parts assembling line and raw material feeding line, etc. these industrial production lines are always busy, noisy, and filled with lots of moving parts of various machines performing their specific functions. The work of staffs in the production lines that were fully automated can be just assembling, packaging and evacuation of finished products. These functions will also be expected from any human-robot that intends to take over such functions.

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While there are many robots predicted by the world economic forum and other robot search bodies to take over human jobs in the next few years, little was said about the industrial robots. Samples of robots still in development were meant to become teachers, surgeons, drivers, receptionists, and sales representatives, etc. but little was said about making industrial robots to work at the production lines of the industries rather scientists are focusing more attention to see how to make industrial machines to become fully automatic. So instead of human robots in the industry, we are expecting fully industrial robotic machines with little or no human aid to carry out full production activities including packaging and storage.

The reasons discovered so far, why some of these new robots may not work directly on production lines are:

  1. Their bodies were made of steel, leather, rubber, and plastics, etc. having several joints and links thereby making their functions to be those with less stress or workload.
  2. The insensitivity of some of the robots can make them not to take proper notice of their fingers and toes locations which is very important when approaching any moving part of a machine.
  3. It is believed that such robots working directly on the production line can pose more risk of accident than humans.
  4. The moving parts of the machines in the production line can drag and crush the robots in pieces if any part of the robots goes into the moving parts by mistake.
  5. The robots may not be intelligent enough to detect dangerous engine malfunctions capable of disaster and make an emergency escape.
  6. Production lines are always noisy which may tamper with the sensor functionalities used in making the robot.
  7. Improperly programmed robot walking at the production line can cause an accident capable of damaging the entire production lines.
  8. Robots are prone to electrocution due to their metallic parts. If they were not properly sealed with rubber flesh or leather flesh.
  9. The presence of any magnetic field within the production line can impair the robot functionality which can be a serious risk factor. The magnetic field in the production line may be coming from a nearby industrial welding machine, electric transformers, electric motors used in making the machines used in the production lines, and magnetic fields coming from two close robots to interrupt their programmed functions.
  10. Some of the new robots were not meant to lift a load that is more than 200kg, hence using them in a production line where such load exists will yield no positive result.

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Besides the above ten reasons, there may still be others which experience and practical approach would reveal. However, the above points will not overrule any fact of having special robots in the production lines later. But such robots will be specifically made bearing in mind the danger that surrounds working in a production line. Therefore it can be said that such special robots are yet to be developed.

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Originally posted 2018-03-29 16:00:56.

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