The word robot is derived from the czech noun “robota” meaning “labor” .There was artistc reasons behind the word Robot .It was first published in the play RUR (1920) by Karel Capek. Another story says that Josef Capek`s story “Opilec” first uses the word Robot. Opilec word referring “automat”.
Wikipedia says that “Robot is a virtual or mechanical artificial agent. In practice, it is usually an electro-mechanical machine which is guided by computer or electronic programming, and is thus able to do tasks on its own. Another common characteristic is that by its appearance or movements, a robot often conveys a sense that it has intent or agency of its own”.
Robot is like a dream come true to human civilization.
Robot is helping in domestic chores, in garage, in hospital, in space station, in military, even in entertainment etc. etc.
Impossible tasks are made possible by Robot. Dirty works which are hazardous to human being , works which are not accessible or out of human capacity are being done by Robot.
Have you heard Mobilerobots ?
Yeah its been already developed and used by great company`s like GM,Intel,Microsoft,Pfizer,Amgen,BAE,Siemens,Us army, Us NAVY and many many ……….
Lots of scope yet to be explored in robotics technology .
What are you doing now for Robotic revolution ?
JAPAN is the top country using robotic at manufacturing industries followed by Singapore, Southkorea,Germany, Sweden,Italy,Finland,Belgium,US and Spain etc. etc.
Statistics revealed 295 robot used per 10,000 industrial workers in japan ,density 10 times the world average.
So How can robotic help to grow economy ?
Yeah we can think of this matter for a Robopreneur living !!!!!
NASA, without robot can`t go further. Its mission NEXT TO MARS is happening slowly in reality.
There are lots of Education and training courses for Robotics. Countries like US,Australia,India,UK,Mexico are offering the courses.
After computer, Robot is the next big wave.
So what are you waiting for ?
Lets get start for Robopreneur !!
Enjoy one robo-soccer competition
One song by Donna Summer remind you robot conquering on human feelings here
Do Entrepreneurs research before doing their venture ?
When I asked this question at linkedin. I overwhelmed by the responses from the enthusiasist professionals. I am revealing here some responses as below .
“In my experience entrepreneurs shoot before aiming – meaning market research. After they shoot, then they adjust. Entrepreneurs are people of action – they are unsatisfied with something and take action to change it. If it doesn’t work, then they go back and make changes, which could include doing market research.” ……………….. Matthew Best,Owner, Best Solutions, Entrepreneurial Coach
“Yes and No.
Some will take the time and effort to perform the market research, while others will go into their venture full tilt.
Matthew raised a good point regarding entrepreneurs shoot and then aim. I am involved in new product development and the best way to bring a product to market (after market research and design) is to fail early and fail fast. Bring it to market, find the areas to tweak and get them tweaked.
This is the same with a new venture, get it to market first, then tweak it to succeed. The problem with some people starting a business is they take too long to get it to market and then the opportunity is gone, they end up failing and walking away”……………………………………… Bradley Michell, P.Eng.,Experienced Senior Manager.
“Planning and research essentially determines either your success or failure in business, since it is vital to find out whether that idea is viable. Of course, sometimes the idea works anyway, in spite of a lack of market research. Unfortunately, other times, the idea crashes and burns, halting a business in its tracks.
Market research is needed to see how the idea will meet an unmet need in the marketplace. Entrepreneurs are often so passionate about their ideas, they can lose objectivity, and rather than taking the time to thoroughly plan and research, they sometimes plow ahead with execution, only to spend valuable dollars on unfocused or untargeted activities.Market research, then, can prove invaluable in determining your idea’s potential. One can gather information from industry associations, Web searches, periodicals, federal and state agencies, and so forth. The aim is to gain a general sense of the type of customer your product or service will serve-or at least to being willing to find out through the research process. For example, if you don’t know if your product will appeal to the youth market, make sure you include a sample of that population in your research efforts. One has to understand what the competition is doing so they can do it better. Maybe their service is poor. Maybe their product has some flaws-something you’ll only know if you try it out yourself. Or maybe you’ve figured out a way to do things better, smarter, more cost-effectively.
The market research ought to be a good indicator for deciding on other aspects of the product, such as pricing, publicising etc.
Ideally, it should be done, and is highly recommended…………………..Shrey Goyal,Student(IITKharagpur)..
“To answer the particlar question “I have not seen many entreprenuers doing Market research ..”
First question to ask is do we need market research or something more than that ..Old method of market research may not give new products/services
Co-cocreation ,(The future of competition, CK prahalad) can give us some inputs on how to create “wow” products for markets’……………Shweta Aggarwal,consultant.