Extending the Application of Robotics to Humanoids in Air Transportation for Effective Supply Chain Management

Written by R. Buvanesvari, ADPSM

by R. Buvanesvari, ADPSM

Today we find most robots working for people in industries, factories, warehouses, and laboratories. Robots are useful in many ways. For instance, it boosts economy because businesses need to be efficient to keep up with the industry competition.

Therefore, having robots helps business owners to be competitive, because robots can do jobs better and faster than humans can, e.g. robot can built, assemble a car.

Yet robots cannot perform every job; today robots roles include assisting research and industry. Finally, as the technology improves, there will be new ways to use robots which will bring new hopes and new potentials.

First and Second generation of Robots

The diagram above shows the First and Second generation of Robots.

Third and Fourth generation of Robots

The diagram above shows the Third and Fourth generation of Robots.

Features of Humanoids

A Humanoid may be defined as something that resembles or looks like a human and having characteristics like opposable thumb, ability to walk in upright position, etc. Nowadays the concept of Humanoids is being widely implemented in Robotics and these robots are called Humanoid Robots or may be simply “Humanoids”.

In general Humanoid robots have a torso with a head, two arms and two legs, although some forms of humanoid robots may model only part of the body, for example, from the waist up. Some humanoid robots may also have a ‘face’, with ‘eyes’ and ‘mouth’. Androids are humanoid robots built to resemble a male human, and Gynoids are humanoid robots built to resemble a human female. A Humanoid robot is fully automated as it can adapt to its surroundings and continue with its goals.


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About the Author: Buvanesvari (or Mary) has substantial years of experience in the aviation industry, specifically in the purchasing field. During her study at SIPMM Academy, she develops a keen interest in the application of robotics in the aviation industry. Mary is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM), and she is completing the course on Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply Management (ADPSM) at SIPMM Academy.

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