Over the last few decades technology has come a long way, with more interest in funding and research than ever. So whilst certain difficulties in systems technology may be ever-present, researchers will always be able to come up with new and innovative solutions to deal with them.
Open circuit faults are one of these innate difficulties which science and research has now been able to overcome. Through use of innovative maze-solving automatons it is now possible to locate and repair open circuit faults within large machinery, even when these are not immediately clear or within line of sight.
The method by which maze-solving automatons work is sophisticated. In itself it is an intelligent, self-healing mechanism; whether the fault is caused by electronic, mechanical or other forms of stress the automatons are able to fix it. This process is done through the use of bridge-building: on an almost molecular level these automatons can repair and seal up open circuit faults by themselves, without the interference of a human.
What makes this stand out from other technology in the area is the fact it can navigate the maze of circuitry on its own, find relevant faults and fix them without need for human input. This makes them particularly useful for tricky situations and environments where a manual operator would not be able to work, such as in space or in the midst of war.
Whilst the technology is relatively new it shows a lot of promise with hundreds of potential applications. The very fact that the use of maze-solving automatons has now been proved means further work and research can be made into the area, with a number of areas of engineering eyeing the technology closely.
The speed and autonomy with which it works is ideal in terms of business manufacturing where open circuit faults are commonplace, however the bridge that is built to repair the fault is not as strong as the original seal. Users of the technology will therefore have to figure out if the balance between ease of repair and overall quality is good enough when using maze-solving automatons.
There is certainly a lot more in terms of research needed since the technology is cutting-edge, but the sheer amount of promise it shows will greenlight the way for future development and investment.