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.
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