Our planet would be a boring place if there were no books and no one knew anything to read. Books are amazing, but are you able to remember the thing you read in a particular book 10 years ago. Some might be able to, but majority of us cannot. We live in a technology driven century. Scientists and technology developers have brought an innovative option for remembering any book data for future use. A new atomic memory is the most talked about topic these days. A device that encodes data atom by atom and can hold 100 times more data than any hard disk would be able to hold.
In the present time, information overload is a huge threat. Hence, an atomic memory can stand out as the savior for this problem. Even a small cube of atomic memory can store the amount of data you cannot even imagine. Researchers have strong points to prove, how it is the near future of the technology world. For per square centimeter of the chip, 500 trillion bits of data could be stored. A scanning tunneling microscope leads to the creation of this unique device. Any amount of content can be stored on this device.
Since it is very small in size, there is no need to worry about the maintenance or storage of the device. It is as easy as using a pen drive or a hard disk. No technical qualification is required to use an atomic memory. However, the idea is not yet feasible on a large scale. It has not been propounded as a public use material till now. It is being experimented for big businesses or organizations now. In the coming future there can be a boom in the information world with a device like this that can store such quantity of data.
Thinking of a traditional robot reminds me of a metallic body with few plastic made features. Such nuts and bolts like creatures are no more a concern in today’s time; the world is seeing the development of a robot made up of human tissues. Today robots are used beyond the walls of a laboratory. Such rigid systems need to be made flexible enough to serve the masses outside controlled environment of a lab or a factory. A robot is being tried to swing in to a person. Just like a normal human being would have, the robot would also have the risk of bone damage and bruises.
Imagine such a lively robot. Wouldn’t it be great to have a human like robot around you? It will be a technology in the human frame with much more efficiency and intelligence. It would break all boundaries of technical constrainers that exist today. The safety risks are still not counteracted by the scientists. The way such human robots behave with humans, is still being monitored. They need to maintain a safety issue when dealing with real life humans all around. The traditional motors and actuators can mean using air muscles. It can even imply the addition of a spring in parallel with the motor.
The spring will absorb the shock produced while running or nay other such physical activity. For instance, a Roomba cleaning robot is also fitted with springs. While cleaning if the roomba bumps on any household items, springs can protect it from any significant damage. Such technology needs to be developed in a large scale for fulfilling the requirement of a human robot. People are still wondering if it is possible at all. Scientists are busy exploring the facilities. Soon a better form of robot is expected. Let us see how it encompasses the human skills.