- By Dwaipayan, 06 January 2021 | 4 MIN READ
Technology moves at breakneck speed, and we now have more power in our pockets than we had in our homes in the 1990s. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning has been a fascinating concept of science fiction for decades, but they are a reality now. In the last few years, scientists have made breakthroughs in “machine learning,” using neural networks, which mimic the processes of real neurons. Here are few more upcoming technologies that will change the world for the better.
Array of Things (AoT):
AoT is newly launched in Chicago, the technology aims at mapping the entire city to gather diverse kinds of data like noise, traffic, humidity, temperature etc. AoT also offers real-time, location-based data around the city’s environment, infrastructure, and activity to researchers and the public. This amazing technology can be applied to address several challenges from flooding, traffic congestion, and safety of the general population.
Swarm robotics is a multi-robot system inspired by nature that has great promise in several aspects. Swarm robotics can be used to study the behavior and patterns of various living organisms. UAV controlling, post-disaster relief, mining, geological survey, military applications, and cooperative transportation are some typical applications of swarm robotics. The tasks are carried out by swarm robotics through cooperative behavior that emerge from the individuals while a single robot can barely adapt to such a situation. This is many of the reasons why swarm robotics has become a key research field in this decade.
Li-Fi (Light Fidelity):
Li-Fi over Wi-Fi, a brand-new concept developed which uses visible light for transmission instead of RF signals. In contrast, the RF signals visible light is more focused and concentrated making it faster than Wi-Fi. Do you know, researchers at Oxford achieved a speed of 224 Gigabits per second in the lab, over 200 times quicker than a Google Fiber internet connection.
Li-Fi offers a better degree of privacy – the visible light it uses cannot penetrate through walls. This is at an experimental stage.
Another pioneering technology uses Google’s project Soli for object recognition. It is also used for a wide range of applications from helping the blind to replacing the barcodes. A groundbreaking technology that opens new scopes in Industrial automation.
Robotic prosthetic limbs and bionic eye:
Perhaps the best in the lot, prosthetic limbs that can be used to aid the disabled and bionic eye to help the blind see this beautiful planet.
Although we don’t know the exact future, it is quite evident that interacting with AoTs and robots will soon become an everyday activity. These interactions will clearly help our society evolve, particularly about automated transportation, cyborgs, handling dangerous duties, solving climate change, friendships and improving the care of our elders.
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