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*replace child labourers in the mining sector with robots.
Major recent advances in robotic systems can replace humans in undertaking hazardous activities in demanding or dangerous environments such as precious mineral extraction. Minerals are an essential ingredient in everything from laptops and cell phones to hybrid or electric cars to solar panels and copper wiring for homes.
Per Amnesty International, children as young as seven are mining cobalt used in smartphones. Worldwide, one million children are estimated to work in rural settings within the artisanal and small-scale mining subsector (ASM).
tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold are collectively known as the 3TG metals. The global market for increasingly sophisticated tech gadgets relies on such metals. The minerals are controlled by a handful of countries.
Mining companies are well placed to expand automation rapidly, because they have already invested in centralized control systems that use software to coordinate and monitor their equipment
Robots are ideal for use in hazardous environments. Robots can reduce human labour and perform tasks that are not humanly possible.
MobiCycle starts from scratch with a simple design concept. We then add intrinsically robust technologies such as probabilistic inference, planning and search, localization, tracking and control, and more.
The environment the robot will operate in can have as much of an impact on your selection as robot functionality.
David Greenfield, July 2017
Industrial robotics market is expected to grow from $38.11 billion to $71.72 billion, at a CAGR of 9.60% from 2017 to 2023.
Ritesh Tiwari, July 2017
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
Isaac Asimov, 1942
"Three Laws of Robotics" from Runaround