Those days are gone when Robotics/droid was only a subject for students. Now, this is no more limited to the classrooms and books. Rather it has become a regular part of daily life. Nowadays, every modern cities, industries, mills, corporations use some sort of robotics machineries or automated machineries.
Even the people of almost every age are directly or indirectly dependent on the robotics. And with the increase of demand there have been developed many robotics manufacturing companies. And the robotics manufacturing companies are developed because there are a certain numbers of corporations who are demanding those robotics/droid machineries. Robotics has made our life easier and faster but along with these it has also brought many disadvantages with it. Likely, with the introduction of robotics machinery or automated machinery system to the companies, the companies are depending more on those machineries than before. And as a result they are switching their human laborers or workers with those automated machineries or robotics.
Every Corporation has some corporate social responsibilities. Same for the robotics manufacturing companies and also for those companies who are using robotic machineries instead of human labors. The manufacturing companies of the robotic have certain social responsible for the society to be abided by for example- ensuring the environment is not polluted during the manufacturing of the robotics. And also the company uses robotics has also some social responsibilities, for example- ensuring the usage of robotics do not affect the social balance or social environment.
Emergence Of Robotics:
Robotics refers to the advanced intelligent machineries that automates some behavior. In brief, robotics is a study of advanced technology of science which is associated with several designs, theory and finally with the application of robots with automates the designed behaviors. The very first robotics was created in the early of 1950s by George Devol, an inventor from Louisville, Kentucky. He created a reprogrammable and automated robotic technology called “Unimate”. And later on the study and application of robotics started to develop all over the world.
Actually robotics is automated machinery which is digitally operated and also reprogrammable. The invention of robotic has brought an ultimate revolution to the modern world. It has a huge impact on our daily life to the corporate and industrial life. Robotics has a lot to offer us. And in today’s time robotics is not a matter of choice anymore rather it has become a part of our modern life. In every sector, we are largely dependent on these automated machinery system.
Robotics has made our life easier and faster. Now we can get our works done faster and more accurately than before with the help of these automated system. Moreover this robotics does those tasks for us which are risky and dangerous for us. In all, we can’t think our daily life without the assistance of robotics.
Corporate Social Responsibilities :
Corporate social responsibilities are also known as CSR activities. Every corporation has some social responsibilities beside all the financial related activities. Some corporations set their main purpose as the achievement of any social or environmental goals & on the other hand there are corporations which try to fulfill their financial goals by minimizing any negative impact to the society or the environment.
Nowadays customers are more concerned about the corporate social responsible activities of the companies. They choose their brands based on the corporate social responsible activities of the company more than the quality of the products or the service of the company. And also they stand those companies responsible for effecting the social change with their companies’ principles, beliefs and practices. Even some of the consumers may turn their back if they find out that their chosen brands are not taking stand for any corporate social responsible activities or for any social or environmental issues. Corporate responsibilities are like simply moral responsibility of a company. While those responsibilities refers to social or environmental developing issues.
Robotic Manufacturing Companies:
In this modern era robotics are considered most efficient and most effective automated system for corporations. Now there are many robotics manufacturing companies. There are some robotics/droid manufacturing companies like “Mitsubishi”, “ABB”, “B+M”, “Omron adept” etc. They are the leading companies u=in the manufacturing of robotics or automated machineries.
CSR activities of Robotics manufacturing companies:
Every company has some corporation social responsibilities which are done by the company not to be meant for any profit rather for welfare or betterment of the society or environment. Moreover, performing these corporation social activities attracts the consumers towards the company. So every company should perform the corporation social responsibility activities.
The number of robotics/droid manufacturers is increasing day by day with the demand of this robotics. There are huge numbers of robotics which have been deployed in many sectors like healthcare, Hospitals, production, warehousing and even in the defense. These robots are making our life easier. For example; robotics used in the military can save hundreds of soldier’s lives. Robotic systems or automated machines are also been deployed in the industrial sectors such as manufacturing goods, distributing, packaging etc.
As every corporation has some corporate social responsibilities, also the robotics/droid manufacturing companies also have some corporation social responsibilities. There are some CSR activities which should be performed by the droid/robotics manufacturing companies. And they are-
(https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2016/mar/27/leters-robots-energy-consuming) Robotics or droid manufacturing companies have a large effect on the environment. And that is why the robotics manufacturing should be more aware about their production procedure so that it doesn’t hamper the environment. There can be many issues regarding the robot manufacturing. The manufacturing company should ensure the proper care that the wastage parts of the robotics doesn’t affect or pollute the environment. There can be certain ways that can the manufacturing companies apply to lessen the affect. For example-
• Re-use: As robotics are electronic materials and part of engineering departments, it’s left out part can be reused. Reusing of the parts of robotics or equipments will not only lessen the pollution but also it will be beneficial for the company also. Because reusing of the material will give the most effective use of these parts. Moreover it will lessen the expenses of the company.
• Recycle: Recycling is the most effective world recognized process to avoid pollution. Recycling can be a great CSR activity for robotic manufacturing companies. Because in every manufacturing company produces a huge amount of waste and they dump these wastages into the environment and in the end it results in pollution. That’s why the robotics manufacturing companies should recycle their waste materials. As they are using electronic items, it can be easier to be recycled. And their recycling will not only benefit the environment but also their financial status will also be benefitted. And in the modern era the consumers are also very concerned about the environment pollution. So, because of that taking care of environment will attract the consumers towards the company. And it will result in increasing the branding of the company as well.
2. Health & Safety of Workers:
Robotics or Droid manufacturing is a very complicated task. Moreover with a great responsibility of producing droids there also comes a great risk. So for those robotics or droids manufacturing companies should be aware of the health and safety issue of the workers who takes part in the producing process and also ensure the safety and health issue of the user of those robots.
In the manufacturing process there rises a question of workers safety because producing the robotic is a very complicated job and risky as it requires a huge amount of help of large machineries and human touch to be made perfectly. The manufacturing companies should provide the proper safety gears to the human workers and also take proper care of their health, that by anyhow they don’t affect their health by the radiation or any other material used in the producing process. And also perform proper maintenance of the other working machineries which are involved in the manufacturing process so that those don’t cause any damage to the workers.
With the safety of the workers the manufacturing companies should also be aware of the after production safety of their robotics or droids. So that, their products do not cause any damage to the user of those robotics or droids.
3. Consumers Issue:
Nowadays, in this era of modern science robotics or droids are the latest technology. And along with manufactures the consumers are also largely dependent on these technologies. As we all know robotics or droids are part of artificial intelligence, so it is a sensitive concern for the manufactures to be aware about its consumers. They should ensure the safety of the consumers regarding their product after sales. Moreover, they also should ensure that they are providing the best quality products to their customers. Providing quality products and also maintaining the quality is a major activity of the corporation social responsibility.
The manufacturers should take care that the products that they are manufacturing, meet up the need or purpose of the consumers. As different consumers have different purpose of robotics or droids. But in general the buyers of robotics or droid are mostly focused in three major aspects speed, accuracy and payload. Also there can be different requirements of the consumers. But whatever their requirement is, the company should make sure that best quality products
4. Social Issue:
Every corporation need to perform the corporation social responsibilities. Same for the robotic or droid manufacturing companies. Besides, the manufacturing of the robotics they also should do some social activities also. As, still the subject robotics isn’t available to the general level of education, they can arrange campaign about robotics to educate the children as well as the other people also. Moreover, they can provide free education to those who can’t afford it, donate money for charity. Beside all these things there is major aspect of social issue regarding the production of the droids or robots that is, robotic or droids are replacing human labors
And as a result the rate unemployment is increasing. More over a large number of people are getting unable to contribute the economy. So, there is creating a scarcity of job and economy development.
Transparency is major activity involved in corporation social responsibility. Transparency is maintained to gain the consumer’s trust and faith towards the company. Every robotics or droids manufacturing company aims to be accompanied that is trusted by the society. And to gain this acceptance of transparency the company should must go by abiding by all the laws and regulation for the government transparency, maintaining the respect for the human rights, health ; safety. And also preserving the environment properly transparency can be gained. Every company should be transparent to the government as well as to its customers. It increases the trust of consumers towards the company also it enhances corporation reputation.
Company Using of Robotics:
Modern world has a revolutionary development in science. And the whole world is depending on robotics or artificial intelligence more ; more every day. And besides the robotics manufacturers the other industries who are buying and using these robotics instead of human labors. Using of these machines have made the tasks east to done and also with accuracy. Also with the blessings of the technology artificial intelligence (AI) can perform all those tasks which are dangerous and risky for humans, very fast and swiftly.
In most cases, robots are mainly used in manufacturing process as a part of assembling the product. For example, auto manufacturers have successfully used robots for many years. A robot is placed on the assembly line and puts together a piece of the machinery before it is passed on to a human worker. This helps humans avoid these simple tasks and it can also ensure that other workers have plenty to do.
Another, most important ant factor of using robots is, robots are getting cheaper now and also their maintenance cost is also less. Not only the pricing issue but also according to the capability issue robots are faster and more capable than humans. Robots are also more active than humans, they don’t even get tired. And as they are programmed for only working purpose, they can work continuously for long period 24*7 without any disruption. Mainly, in the assembling process of products the task must be done with proper accuracy otherwise it may cause problem. And the se of robotics ensure 100% of accuracy in the job.
Different companies have different needs or expectations from the robots. And they can buy customized robots from the robotics manufacturing companies which are designed for special tasks. For example- Militaries may need robots for war, industries may need robots for manufacturing and hospitals may need robots for medication. Like that, different organizations have different things to do by these robots that are why they can buy their robots by their preferred size, power and ability.
Most importantly, usage of robotics in the company will make the company more efficient. Also robotics is also more cost efficient compared to humans. So, robotics can be considered as the most cost efficient machine.