As robotics progresses, challenges are also presented. An international panel of experts has identified the major challenges facing robotics, a catalog of obstacles to overcome that, if achieved, will have a huge scientific, political and socio-economic impact on our society over the next five or ten years. The study, published in the journal Science Robotics, is based on an online questionnaire open to the public at the end of last year.

According to the results, the first challenge is to obtain materials and innovative manufacturing schemes to create a new generation of multifunctional robots, efficient in the use of energy, that execute without fail their tasks and as autonomous as biological organisms.

Another important challenge is how to obtain sufficient and durable energy to move the machines. This requires new energy sources, battery technologies that help solve the problem and systems that allow mobile robots to operate for a long time.

Among this type of robots are swarms of robots, a trend in robotics designed to create modular units that are simpler and less expensive than larger robots.

The inclusion of robots in society, the appropriate social interaction of robots to try to understand the complex human social dynamics, moral standards and that can be truly integrated into our social life, showing empathy and natural social behavior.

In short, that’s just some of the challenges, of millions that will appear over time and as robotics advances. Remember that robotics aims to optimize the life of the human being.