First, before understanding the importance, we need to understand that robotics is a branch of engineering that is in charge of the origin, construction, fabrication, and running of robots. This with the whole purpose of creating machines that can help humans with a diverse range of activities.
Robotics can acquire varied forms in technology, such as robotic applications like Robotic Process Automation (RPA), a type of technology that can repeat actions made by humans. Some decades ago, the world would not have imagined that programmable machines could have the ability to sense, plan, and act by performing tasks immediately.
These tasks have helped increase investments, contributions, and development in the economy, and in more possible robotic applications. Therefore, the RPA works with a merger of programming, algorithms, and control systems that convert the information into actions and tasks.
In the same way, RPAs aim to automate business processes at a lower cost by capturing and interpreting data, triggering responses, and communicating with other digital systems.
An incredible variety of Robotic Applications exists; for example, in agriculture, healthcare, customer service, logistics, retail, and manufacturing.
Nevertheless, Costa Rica has a track record of using this technology. For instance, in the automotive industry with the assembly of parts. In addition, companies such as MicroTech, Panduit, Coca Cola, Phillips, Boston Scientific, and Flex are leaders in Robotics. Furthermore, in our country, around 2.500 people have graduated annually from Computer Sciences in the last 5 years. Therefore, implementing more RPAs and Robotic Applications is not only taking the next step in technology, but Costa Rica as a country wants to be part of that step.
Auditoría Valeria Peña Sequeira, International Business and Commerce Expert