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Robots and the environment

In this day and age there is a growing concern about how human activities will affect the environment.  We are always trying to minimize wastage of water and preserving it as well. We also try as much as possible to reduce the pollution of our environment by re using our waste as well as recycling. It is important now more than ever that care is taken towards how we live and ensure that we do not create an inhabitable environment not just for ourselves and the future generation, but also for the other organisms and living creatures that we share the earth with.

Are robots eco-friendly?

Robots are not exactly the source of air pollution or noise pollution, as they do not really produce waste material that harm the environment. Even the ones that are used in industries such as the manufacturing robots, do not really have an impact on the environment. This is because, they are not powered by fuel or any other material that pollutes the environment. They also do not shed or litter the environment, and this means that robots are not exactly hazardous.

Even when a robot is not in use anymore, it is not just discarded as waste, because everything that a robot is made out of is reusable as parts of either another robot or something else which would require them. And there are quite a number of things that could use the parts of a robot, all the sensors, motors, metal among other things.

Robots helping with preservation of the environment   

Apart from the fact that robots do not pollute the environment, robots can help us monitor pollution of the environment by other means.  Robots already help us to do so many tasks, and this one could just be one more thing that they could help us with. There are quite a number of things that robots could do that will take us a step further in the quest of attaining a much cleaner and safer environment for not just us to live in, but also for the generations to come as well.

Sensors that detect wasteful materials and toxins

There are robots that are created with the ability to detect waste material when it comes across it. In this case, we are not just talking about litter, even though litter just happens to be among the said waste material. Some of it is usually decomposed organisms that when harvested, could be used for good. And this is something that a robot can do. Once it detects litter or something re-usable, it can ingest them and take them back to the people who are responsible for dealing with that kind of waste. This is a good thing because humans cannot always get everything and it is common to miss something when cleaning.

Some robots can also be given the task of detecting toxin levels in the environment, and they could give an alert when an activity is causing too much damage to the environment, or when the atmosphere has a bad toxin that people should not be breathing in. this could help a great deal with the preservation of life, and it could also help with the problem of global warming. These robots could also be made to work in the water, so that whenever something toxic is killing aquatic life, some action can be taken before too much harm is done.

Contribution to a good environment

Robots can generally be helpful to the environment. For instance, some robots can actually be made out of eco-friendly material or even recycled material. Robots can also be programmed to do some eco-friendly duties which may include planting trees for example or removing weeds from the ground. They could even be used in planting fields to get rid of pests that interfere with plant growth by either spraying organic insecticides or acting as automatic scarecrows. They could prove to be more effective than the still scarecrows.

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