How Solarpunk ideals can inspire the robots of tomorrow

Focusing on human-centered design principles can help realize visions of a future in which machines work alongside humans to improve everyone’s quality of life.

Solarpunk is an art movement that envisions a sustainable future where technology meets nature, the world is at peace and humans collaborate with robots to build a better quality of life. All of these ideals sound very idealistic, but with the rapid advancement of technology – and the urging of society to become greener – The future could easily resemble Solarpunk If the right steps are taken.

If robotics is envisioned as a tipping point to reach this optimistic future, the industry is currently heading in the right direction. We’ve seen robots replace pets, nurses, factories and retail workers – including those who make a good conversation. The latter, however, still creates hesitation among people due to fear of exclusivitya hypothetical point at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable, with irreversible consequences for human civilization.

This malaise is exactly the opposite of what Solarpunk wants to achieve. According to the movement, robots should make human life more manageable and rid them of stressful tasks, not take over and wipe out all of humanity as many see it, thanks to Hollywood.

What features should a robot have, if it is to live in harmony with humans and help society? The answer lies in having human-centered approaches.

Robots that interact daily with people should prefer jobs and respect shared spaces. In some cases, the less space is used, the better. For example, in the case of robotic delivery fleets on college campuses and cities, the robots are aware of where pedestrians are. Their compact shape and spatial awareness mean they don’t bother people or harm their mobility and they always leave the right of way.

From a visual perspective, It is well known that eye contact improves confidenceand mutual respect and deeper attachment, so its implementation enhances bonding with humans. However, crossing the line of sight to the human too much produces the opposite effect. Often called “super valley” robots, robots that closely resemble humans create negative feedback. A friendly robot should be designed with enough human traits to create emotional bonds, taking care not to look too realistic.

Finally, coloring a robot can help it blend in or stand out according to its environment. For example, using robots in earthy colors in secluded havens integrates them into their surroundings to avoid distractions. on the other side, automatic forklift She might use a bright color to stand out from the warehouse color palette so no one gets in her way while you work.

Besides the primary functions of the robot, secondary features should also strive to serve the community. Back in automated delivery fleets, as they roam around cities looking for possible lanes and routes to reach their destinations, they can also identify and report areas of inaccessible or damaged infrastructure. Government agencies with access to this information can help improve cities in practical and cost-effective ways.

In addition, many robots are designed to be so Powered by electricity instead of fossil fuels. They help achieve zero carbon emissions goals and open the gates to a more sustainable future. As some of them replace transportation solutions that use diesel fuel, their increased use will mean fewer vehicles that rely on fossil fuels.

The dual capabilities of robotics should not be overlooked, but rather the focus should be on improving people’s lives. For this reason, bridging the gap between robots and humans must be re-emphasized. Robots could allow humans to spend more time enjoying hobbies; nurture curiosity. Spending time with loved ones, or working to improve mental and physical health.

The robotics industry should align with its purpose with Solarpunk ideals to build robots that provide daily needs, rid people of stress and burdensome tasks.

The International Federation of Automated Reporting expects About 55 million units of home robots They will be sold out by the end of 2022. The idea is that more of them will be welcomed into every environment where humans live. Some people might grumble about the possibility, which is why robotics companies should aim to turn this frown on its head. Its ability to improve sustainable practices, increase efficiency and reduce costs are the same elements that humans are currently looking for.

Educating people about the role robots can play in their well-being is a responsibility that the robotics industry must prioritize, including educating society to accept them as active parts of it.

Solarpunk’s vision encourages technology to integrate with nature and human environments. With robots at the forefront and center of this proposal, they must serve practical purposes on large and individual scales and establish bonds with humans, making a more sustainable and enjoyable life possible with them.

Philip Chavez is the CEO and founder of kiwibot.

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