“Robotic systems are now commonplace in many automated manufacturing processes.”
This sentence, from an April 2015 article on robots being used to increase manufacturing productivity in factory automation applications, should be quite clear to our readers (and beyond.) But in addition to the automation and manufacturing applications robots are being used in, robotic technology has spread to an almost unfathomable amount of other applications.
For example, in 2013 we published a slideshow that provided examples of different ways that robots were being used at the time. Examples included robots deployed in filmmaking, military, and wildlife applications. In this new slideshow, we provide examples that include neurosurgery, vegetable harvesting, oil spill cleanup, volcano study, and even one that prepares a nice crab bisque.