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TTC Special: Robots are more efficient every day. And cheaper

TTC Special: Robots are more efficient every day. And cheaper

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By Frank Martin

TTC Service: The “robotics” a technological discipline may not be so new anymore but in impetuous progress, it is now able to make robots cheaper and more efficient.

In the tourism industry, also in the Caribbean region, is an increasingly interested in the use of these systems, many of them robots that are an increasingly better copy of the human being.

Experts in the area say that robots become progressively cheaper, smarter, more flexible and, especially easier to be training.

These make them valuable for large hotels and especially for cruise ships.

Among the hotel companies that are already developing programs worldwide in this regard is Hilton, among the pleasure ship firms Royal Caribbean and Expedia, a world travel agency.

Big robotic market

In 2018, the main industrial robotics markets on the planet will cover more than 70% of the sector.

They were leading the development programs China, Japan, South Korea, the United States and Germany.

Statistics indicate that China has significantly expanded its leadership position with the highest demand and a market share of 36 percent of total supply in 2017.

In the Caribbean region, robotics “enter” more slowly, but it is already visible in the classrooms of schools and universities.

Robotics, Santo Domingo and Havana

In the Dominican Republic, courses have been introduced to link children and young people to these fabulous technologies. The main intention is to introduce some of these systems in schools.

In Havana, Cuba, the Technological University of Havana José Antonio Echeverría CUJAE, last March convened the first Robotics Conference in the country.

Participated between 5 and 15 years of the project called Robotics Educational Learn Learning.

Future of Robotics

Today robots are hard to find in the Caribbean, but soon they may greet humans on the streets.

The prediction is maybe exaggerated but many experts say, based on real data, that by 2030, the robots will be at the airports, also the Caribbean ones in charge of check-in processes