Gone are the days when robots were merely seen as a distant technological dream. Today, robot technology is developing at an increasingly rapid rate. Indeed, the world saw the emergence of service home robots, like pool cleaning robots or robotic vacuum cleaners that can carry out jobs at home previously reserved for human beings.
Indeed, the service robots industry has grown by leaps and bounds. According to one market research, the global service robotics market is expected to grow to $15.69 billion by the year 2020.
While professional robots such as those used for industrial, medical and defense purposes generate the highest revenue, it is domestic/personal service robots that are rapidly gaining market share particularly regarding volume (units) sold. This is a clear indication that more homeowners are buying robots.
What Market Research Says about Domestic Robots
There are two distinct categories of domestic service robots; household service robots (such as those homeowners use to clean, mow or enhance their home security) and personal service robots (such as those used for entertainment, education, handicap assistance and other personal care services).…
Smart devices for the home are nothing new. Human nature forces us to find better, smarter solutions for life’s problems. Why waste time, energy and resources if there is a more effective, efficient approach. Besides, smart devices aren’t the first major development here. Robots in our homes are the way of the future.
Electrification and programming turned manual jobs or chores into mechanical products. Developers talk about the rise of domotics, or home automation, meaning robotics for domestic chores around the home. This is the next step in the history of the smart, efficient home.
In 2016, a group of researchers released a theory on the three generations of home automation as part of a paper titled; “Sustainable Smart Home and Home Automation: Big Data Analytics Approach”. The 3 generations include:
- First Generation: wireless technology with a proxy server for basic automated tasks.
- Second Generation: AI devices that control other electronics such as home hubs and smart thermostats like the latest Nest & ecobee thermostats.
Robots now come in many shapes and sizes, for many functions. There are cute ones, and there are serious ones. There are ones with important roles in defense and healthcare, and there are strippers and hitchhikers and with no real purpose.
Then there are all the humanoids, bears, dogs and other creatures in between that are trying to use robotics to help. The breath of robotics allows companies to continue developing robots that really can make a difference.…
Robotics For Home Assistants
The world of robotics has opened the door for many interesting tools in many applications. Robots, whether simplistic or humanoid, have the potential to change many industries. This ranges as far as healthcare and surgery to manufacturing and customer service. In the end, most consumers are still waiting for that perfect robot butler or maid. Home assistant robots are highly desirable and now come in many forms.…