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Affordable Robotics


Affordable Robotics
Nowadays anyone can own their own robot, thanks to huge advancements in the field of personal robotics.
Ten years ago, personal robots were seen as something only the rich could afford. Times have quickly changed however; today you can pick up a fairly nifty robot for well under £50, including brilliantly educational, build-your-own robot kits that teach children about programming, engineering and computing in a fun and engaging manner. The vast developments that have been made in computing are relevant across most fields of robotics, and have enabled this form of technology to become cheaper as it has become more widely available and increasingly mass produced. Key components of intricate robotics, such as vision sensors and gripping systems, have also advanced to such an extent that robots have become smarter, highly networked, and are able to perform a wider range of applications than ever before.

Thanks to these advancements, prices have rapidly fallen while performance has increased exponentially. All in all this is brilliant for the consumer, as robots that were recently considered cutting-edge are now older but not obsolete, making them affordable for the masses.