Nuances of the service robots’ classification

Why don`t we look at the classification of robots to see what they can do? Classifying them as either construction, agricultural or other type depending on their movement in space and applications is vital for practical robotics.

Security robots

Some examples would be guard bots programmed with safety protocols versus ones that work closely alongside human operators – which robot to use depends on the specific tasks. In the case of a controlled robot, the operator controlling the robot is responsible for safety. In the case of using an autonomous device, engineers pay a lot of attention to the safety of using a robot.

Agricultural robots

Agricultural robots can be divided into four classes: plowing a field, harvesting in greenhouses or outdoors, and others. Other types of farming applications have their specific kinds of robots too!

Cleaning robots

Professional cleaning robots are similar to household appliances, but they have some key differences. Professional cleaners can be used for more intense tasks like disinfecting premises in a hospital. The Covid 19 pandemic is causing an increased demand for their services; additionally, this type of machine could also help you do cleaning with minimal effort!

Inspection robots

The variety of robots for professional inspection and maintenance is as wide and diverse as the tasks they're designed to perform. There's a type specifically made for each object you might encounter in your workplace, from dangerous goods installations or fragile items up high on shelves where humans can't reach them without help. Moreover, some specific models are suited better than others depending on how much force will handle said objects. They can be classified according to the things for which they are intended:

  • robots designed to inspect all types of damage to buildings and structures;
  • robots for outdoor inspections;
  • inspection of tanks, pipes, and sewerage.

Logistic robots

There are a variety of different robots that can be used for logistics. Logistics is an encompassing term; it could apply to anything from picking or placing items on shelves in stores down to packaging goods and moving them around warehouses. However, some specific applications like palletizing have been more trained explicitly with industrial-style tasks to suit those types of jobs better. In contrast, others may specialize more towards one industry's needs than another’s.

In recent years, service robotics for logistics and transportation has been categorized by two dimensions: indoor vs. outdoor use; robot ability to handle traffic safely. This is an excellent point. The robot must-have safety features, but it doesn't need to be so complicated as robots used in public traffic because they are often required by law or other regulations for tasks like ours. We have humans working alongside machines on delicate operations. Indoors, social movement refers to visitors or other general public not trained in dealing with robots. To ensure the safety of these people and mitigate risks associated with their interactions near a robot while indoors, it must be able to move slowly enough and avoid collisions if possible and stop quickly when necessary.

The Indoor Social Movement Problem statement deals specifically with hazards caused by human behavior, ranging from aggressive surges towards compliant bots - this makes sense because most indoor spaces aren't designed for artificial life forms! Outdoors, social traffic may require a robot to on-street autonomously (usually not covered by existing legal frameworks).

Today many robots used for external logistics and public transport are air type. Logistics also includes inventory management such as counting/replenishment. Robots equipped with barcode scanners advanced artificial intelligence systems for identifying and counting inventory are no longer a rarity in many warehouses and industries.

Medical robots

Medical robotics is an exciting field that includes robotic technologies to help people in need. Some examples include surgeries, diagnostics, and rehabilitation therapies, but there's more than just this! For instance, robots used as lab assistants have autonomy enough for them not to be considered "robotics" according to the definition given above - they're just cyborgs with advanced technological capabilities beyond what humans can do themselves.

Rescue and security robots

The group of search and rescue robots includes robotic devices. They are used for firefighting, disaster relief, or safety, but they do not have military applications!

Service robots for the hospitality industry

Hospitality robots can be found in many different settings, such as food preparation and guidance. The industry's first robot was created for the hospitality trade back in 1985! These days you'll find them at restaurants all over, delivering dishes or helping out with your drinks order - no human touch required. Please note that robots for different types of food delivery and telepresence robots in the medical field are classified separately.