Thursday, March 5, 2015

Service Robots for Governmental and Corporate Use

A service robot is a robot which operates semi or fully autonomously to perform services useful to the well-being of humans and equipment, excluding industrial automation applications. They are capable of making decisions and acting autonomously in real and unpredictable environments to accomplish determined commercial tasks and are usually operated by a trained operator. Defense, rescue and security applications account for the majority of applications thus far. Unmanned aerial, mobile and underwater vehicles are included in this category. Field robots (mainly milking robots), cleaning robots, construction and demolition robots, laboratory, medical, rehabilitation, and surgical robots, and mobile robot platforms for general and small business use. Also logistic systems, inspection systems and educational and public relations robots.

Legend: Choose industrial robot makers; Service robots used by corporations and governments; Service robots for personal and private use; Robotic start-up companies, the Top 20 robotics-focused universities and research labs, or All from the filtering pull-down icon. Please send companies we've missed to

Instructions: Use Google's directional and + and - markers on the left of the map to navigate and hone in on an area of interest (or double click near where you want to enlarge). Click on marker to get pop-up window with name, location and link to company's website.