Robots in the Wild

 Upper Advanced
2020/07/29 15:10

Today's Vocabulary

1.escalated (v)
to become or make something greater or more serious

2. latency (n) 
the fact
of being present but needing particular conditions to become active, obvious, or completely developed


3. critical (adj) 
of the greatest importance
to the way things might happen

4. ecosystem (n) 
a group of businesses or business activities that affect each other and work well together

5. lockstep (n)
at the same time and same rate as


6. automated (adj
made to operate
by machines or computers in order to reduce the work done by humans


Robots in the Wild

No trend has escalated quite like Robots in the Wild As social distancing becomes the new normal, robots are moving from controlled environments to uncontrolled environments in many industries faster than we expected. They are more critical than ever, as businesses and governments search for new, “contact-less” solutions.

In the short-term, robots are taking on new responsibilities during the pandemic. Robots are joining our frontline workers and helping to fight the virus. They’re helping businesses do even more, while simultaneously demonstrating new use cases to regulators, workers, and the public. The pandemic is showing robots in their best light, and the impact won’t be forgotten.

Long-term, the robotics ecosystem will be accelerated. The pandemic is strengthening the case for robotics and automation. The growing need for automation will boost more than just robotics. Consider how 4G networks grew in lockstep with the rising popularity of smartphones. Robots, IoT devices, and 5G will likely have a similar relationship, as many robot use cases will need increased data transfer rates and decreased latency. While today’s robotics leaders are stepping up to the plate to fill pandemic-related roles, the ones truly thinking long-term are also building the foundation of a more automated future.


  1. What is a robot?
  2. How can robots help humans?
  3. Could robots ever be smarter than humans?

“You just can't differentiate between a robot and the very best of humans.”

Isaac Asimov

"The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots."

Erich Fromm