When thinking of the future, most of us think of flying cars, hoverboards and, you guessed it, robots. Well, we are entering into the future that we envisioned more rapidly than we imagined, as android robots are beginning to dominate more and more industries and replace human workers. Here, we look at three industries where robots are starting to take over.
There are endless possibilities for robots in the service industry. In Japan, the Henn-na Hotel near Tokyo is run almost entirely by robots with only a handful of human staff remaining. The robots are useful as they speak many languages such as English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese, and they assist with carrying luggage, housekeeping, and dealing with guest requests and emergencies. So far, this is the only hotel known to be using android robots, however, there are plans to add 1,000 similar hotels in the future also using majority robot staff.
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Robotic casino dealers are threatening to replace casino croupiers worldwide in the near future, as android dealers have been all the rage in Macau lately. It’s thought that similar robots will be rolling out in casinos worldwide, as they can offer more precise card shuffling and dealing. Robot dealers also help to get around gambling laws in places such as New York in order to bring casino gambling to new areas. This will undoubtedly cost thousands to implement, but one area of the casino industry that cannot be affected is for online casinos. Many of them are offering bonuses such as free bets without a deposit and technology such as live dealer tables to experience an authentic casino experience without leaving the house. So maybe the future truly is online?
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In the education industry, technology presents endless possibilities. From interactive whiteboards to tablets and online portals, there are so many ways to engage children in education. Lately, the use of robots is beginning to be incorporated in more classrooms worldwide. There are so many ways for robots to help in the classroom, from computer coding and 3D printing to foreign language training and mathematics. However, it may be some time until schools are completely replaced by robots considering that they are simply programmed to teach and not programmed to connect with student’s learning or help control a classroom, so teachers may not be out of a job yet!