A robot could soon be able to replace human workers, with researchers working on a robot that could be used for the maintenance of electrical appliances, as well as for automation.
Read moreA robot that can be used to replace humans has been dubbed the Rise of the Robot-Like (RT-L2) by the Indian government, which has been studying the concept for more than a decade.
A robot could be designed to perform simple tasks like cleaning and lighting, or for automation of tasks like driving, picking vegetables and cleaning the house, according to a report in The Hindu, a state-run newspaper.
A prototype of the RT-L-2 robot, developed by the Institute of Electronics Technology (IET), was unveiled at the World Future Forum in London in February.
The robot, designed to be a “full-time worker” who could work for a week or even longer, is equipped with sensors and a variety of tools for maintenance and repair.
The RT-S2 robot can also perform tasks such as vacuum cleaning, which is often the work of a robot, and the maintenance and cleaning of electrical devices, according the institute.
This model can be fitted with different tools and will also be able access the Internet and interact with other people via a mobile app, according IET.
The robot can be controlled remotely using Bluetooth, the IET said.
The IET robot, which uses a laser to capture electrical signals from a device, has already been tested for four months and is currently working on improvements.
“We are working towards the next stage of development of the design and will soon be presenting the robot in an exhibition to the public,” the institute said in a statement.
Rethinking work hoursIn India, as part of the national push to reduce the number of hours worked each week, many of the country’s workers are getting fewer and fewer hours of work per week.
India’s working week has dropped to 40 hours per week from 42 in 2015, according a survey conducted by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in November.
It has also dropped to 30 hours per day from 34, and to 16 hours from the 35-hour standard set by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
According to a survey of more than 100,000 Indian adults by Mint, only 11% of workers feel they have enough time to spare each week.
This figure rose to 22% among women and 13% among men, the survey found.
India is also struggling to meet demand for its own electricity, which accounts for more of its budget than the rest of the world combined.
A new report from McKinsey and Company said that India’s electricity demand will likely hit its capacity in 2028.
This means the country could run out of electricity by 2025 if current trends continue.
The report predicts India will be a net importer of electricity in 2030, which could lead to a significant shortage of electricity.
A survey by the US consultancy McKinsey & Co also found that Indian households are struggling to get electricity from other countries.
India’s share of electricity generated by the electricity sector is the second-lowest in the world, behind only Japan, the McKinsey report said.