Robotics has a great potential to assist human in their work and daily life, and co-exist with them harmoniously. Artificial intelligence, Machine-learning, and increasing computational power enable more and more complex tasks to be performed by robotics systems.
In the primary iron and steel industry, for example, where workers can be exposed to high temperatures & pressures, toxic gases, and high dust load, smart industrial robots will assist them to complete tasks faster, more accurately, and at a lower risk for machines and themselves.
Rather than many repetitive tasks, the liquid iron production process consists in controlling a complicated high-energy smelting process, where some operations involve high-risk human tasks where safety precautions are critical. For these critical tasks, intelligent robotics systems will replace human workers, who can instruct them from a safe distance (e.g.: Manually removing liquid molten metal or slag, Interventions in high risk areas: CO gas, high dust load, steam explosions, high temperature, high pressures …).
- Man-machine interface
- Artificial intelligence
- Automation of maintenance
- High risk interventions on industrial processes
- Visual recognition technologies