What Everyone Ought To Learn About Heavy Duty Off Road Robotics
Automated Equipment, Operator Extinction and the End of Biological Environment?
Just about every blue-collar worker wonders if their children — should their children decide to lead the same lives their parents led — will lose their capacity to work because of automated equipment. Not all of them, but it is a sad and obvious fact that many blue-collar workers’ children will probably lose their jobs to robots.
Robotics are taking over live operators. Already, Komatsu’s Intelligent Machine Control (iMC) technology makes it possible for excavation companies to limit the number of operators needed, as “the technology delivers automatic control from rough dozing through finish grading on dozers while heavily cutting production time by limiting excavators from digging beyond a target surface.”
In the not-so-distant future, implemented on-road and heavy off-road equipment operators will be replaced entirely by computers that operate the machinery.
Jobs Not Biggest Loss
However, trucks and equipment will still use diesel fuel.
So, computer-operated machines and trucks will continue to create environmental problems even though they are automated equipment.
While there are movements toward electric, hybrid, solar and nuclear power, there are huge advantages to fossil fuels. For one, fossil fuel efficiency is unparalleled.
“This means that they can generate huge amounts of energy, even if we just use a small amount of, for instance, oil or coal. So far, for instance, we have found that the most effective fuel for cars is, without doubt, petroleum. Nothing else – no renewable energies, at least – even comes close to generating the same amount of energy that fossil fuels do,” explains Conserve-Energy-Future.com.
Additionally, fossil fuel transport is simple, fossil fuels are plentiful, and fossil fuels are easy to find.
But, fossil fuels generate tremendous amounts of pollution in the form of emissions. Greenhouse gases by the billions of tons are pumped into the atmosphere every year, and not just a few billion. The total number of tons of CO2 alone pumped into the air annually is 40 billion.
Half a decade ago, in 2012, carbon dioxide emissions rose to 2.4 million pounds per second.
So, fossil fuels are the world’s biggest conundrum. We can’t live with them without major reforms to our practices, and we refuse to live without them.
If We’re Going to Use Fossil Fuels, How Are We Going to Save Ourselves From Emissions?
One of the biggest problems with determining how to save the environment — and by extension, ourselves — from emissions is to determine how we can maintain our current levels of consumption without releasing the same mind-bogglingly large amount of emissions into the air.
To the dismay of many who do not seem to believe there is a solution, the technology to reduce emissions already exists. The Rentar — a mechanical, pre-combustion catalyst — can reduce emissions by up to 20 percent on generators, nearly as much on diesel-powered machinery and equipment, and by more than 30 percent on boilers and furnaces.
In other words, we are choosing to pollute the atmosphere at this rate. We are choosing to put our heads in the sand and pretend there is no solution.
Losing Jobs to Robots a Probability, Ability to Save Ourselves From Ourselves a Certainty
Already, we have the capacity to reduce diesel fuel-related particulate matter by 19.2 percent with the Rentar Fuel Catalyst. The Rentar is technology that already has the ability to reduce black smoke by up to 44 percent. Already, Rentar Technology reduces elemental and organic carbons by 35 percent. Volatile organics can be reduced by the Rentar Fuel Catalyst by up to 58.7 percent.
While we may not be able to save our jobs and our children’s jobs from robots and computers, we can save ourselves from greenhouse gases and emissions already.