Join James from the Innovate UK podcast as they explore the way robots could revolutionise our work, with help from industry experts already using this technology.
Listen in to discover how robots are being used in extreme work environments, from the crushing pressure of the deep sea to the radioactive contamination of decommissioned nuclear sites. Can robots really work alongside humans to improve safety and productivity without taking over our jobs?
Despite robots becoming cheaper and more sophisticated, there are still economic and practical issues that prevent them from being used widely in industry. How can we ensure robots have the dexterity to use lots of tools? How can we ensure robots survive extreme environments, without adding to our growing waste problem? Can we even keep robots powered for long enough to carry out the tasks we need them to do? James explores these challenges and their possible solutions, while looking towards the future of robotics. Follow along to see if robots can really change our lives and help create a safer world.
Warning – Contains detailed description of medical emergency from 12m20s – 14m40s