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For many years, robotic architecture was unable to perform in situations where flexibility and versatility were crucial. Most advancements in robotics have been concentrated on programming, visual enhancement technology, and artificial intelligence.
ANAT technology represents the future of robotic advancement. This technology was invented in 1997 by the founder of Robotics Design Inc., Mr. Charles Khaïrallah M.ing. It is based on an innovative new technology in robotics known as A.N.A.T. (Articulated Nimble Adaptable Trunk). Using this patented technology, you are able to create highly robust and intelligent robots with modular and reconfigurable architectures.
The main advantages of this invention are the design's simplicity and robustness, as well as the low cost of manufacturing (only two types of modules need to be mass produced, and any type of robot can be formed from them). Other advantages are its simple design with high modularity and resolution. It is a very dexterous robot and excels at obstacle avoidance in a limited workspace. Its rugged design also allows it to have a high load capacity and is able to move at high speeds with optimized power consumption.
ANAT technology has had an incredible positive impact on industry productivity, as modularity gives factories the ability to mass produce identical modules which can be configured into different configurations by an assembly line. Each robot can perform specific and different applications, depending on the arrangement of the modules. Using modularity, the cost of manufacturing robots decreases, and fault tolerance is increased. If a module fails, it can easily be replaced without disrupting the rest of the robot, making repair work simple and cheap. By reducing the cost of manufacturing with modularity, manufacturers will be able to create fully automated factories, and will be able to produce goods at a competitive price without moving the factory overseas for cheap labour. Modular robots will be able to replace humans for repetitive tasks, and will be able to perform far more efficiently then humans, which will undoubtedly increase the productivity of countless factories worldwide, and will decrease the cost of the products made in these factories. This will also help move society's workforce from the industrial era to the modern era, and will allow a workforce that is more concentrated on intellectual work and innovation them on repetitive tasks that require little to no skill.
In summary, we believe that ANAT technologies represent the future of robotics, and will improve the world we live in, in ways that people have only dared to imagine.