Wireless Charging of Autonomous Devices
As geeksquad.co.uk put it, “Without getting too technical, here are the basics: wireless charging uses two coils of wire, one in the charger and one in the device itself. An alternating current passes through the coil in the charger, which generates a fluctuating electromagnetic field.” This charges the device through induction.
With the new focus of innovation leaning into the realm of fully autonomous devices and systems, there should also be a focus in improving wireless chargers. Amazon warehouses and new cars such as Teslas becoming fully autonomous require hardwiring to a power source (and effectively making the device immobile), large capacity batteries or frequent charges.
My suggestion is to use wireless charging technology to reduce the effect of these problems. Although a major financial impact will be felt immediately, implanting wireless chargers on the floors of warehouses or along roads will dramatically increase the availability of this modern technology.
The implementation of this technology would also greatly increase productivity and efficiency from an industrial prospective. If the robots doing the work don’t need to take time to recharge, they can work continuously without a break.
I’m not in the fully autonomous vehicle or warehouse business so I can’t know all of the nuances or predict the difficulties that will arise, but I think this idea would make car companies more money because their cars would be more usable, and save warehouses and factories money because their robotic workers would be able to work 24–7–365 without a break.