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.
Click here to see Service Robots for Governmental and Corporate Use plotted on a Global Map.
Instructions: Use Google's directional and + and – markers on the left of the map to navigate, enlarge, and hone in on an area of interest (or double click near where you want to enlarge). Click on colored marker to get pop-up window with name, type, location and link to company's website.
Legend: Use the pull-down menu to choose to filter the map to any one of the six categories: Industrial robot makers; Service robots used by corporations and governments; Service robots for personal and private use; Integrators; Robotic start-up companies; and the Top 20 robotics-focused universities and research labs.
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