A service robot is a robot which operates semi- or fully autonomously to perform services useful to the well-being of humans and equipment, they exclude manufacturing operations, and they are capable of making decisions and acting autonomously in real and unpredictable environments to accomplish determined tasks. Personal service robots, which include vacuum cleaning and lawn-mowing robots, tele- and remote-presence, elder care and medical companions, and entertainment and leisure robots, including toy robots, hobby systems and kits, and home education and training robots are examples of personal service robots which are usually operated by a lay person.
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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