I have to hand over a petition which, among other things, asks for three applications where a mobile robot can make use of temperature measurements and explanation. Has anyone any idea?
1) Practical use is in automation. If the machinery heats up to much it can slow down our stop until it has time to cool off so it won’t damage its components. (Not entirely mobile)
2) For experimentation, the temperature of the ocean for instance can vary with depth, and if your experiment is temperature dependent the robot can seek out the appropriate depth to conduct the experiment.
3) (Far more futuristic) Robots employed as caregivers could take temperature readings of patients to detect signs of illness and overall wellness in addition to checking if the surrounding conditions are suitable for habitation…ie they won’t let a person walk into a burning building because it’s very hot.
…I could go on if you like but you get the idea