Serving robots is a young member of the robot family, so there is no strict definition so far. Different countries have different awareness of service robots. It can be divided into a professional field service robot and a personal / home service robot, the service robot has a wide range of applications, mainly engaged in maintenance, repair, transportation, cleaning, security, rescue, monitoring, etc.
What is the service robot?
Service robot development
The data shows that at least 48 countries in the world are developing robots, 25 of which have been developed in service-type robots. In Japan, North America, and Europe, there have been more than 40 sets of service-type robots to date into experimental and semi-commercial applications.
In recent years, the global service robot market has maintained a rapid growth rate. According to the International Robot Union, the 2010 global professional area has a sales volume of 13,741 units, an increase of 4% year-on-year, with a sales of $ 32 billion, an increase of 15% year-on-year; Personal / home service robot sales is 2.2 million, an increase of 35% year-on-year, with sales of 538 million US dollars, an increase of 39% year-on-year.
In another aspect, the aging of the global population brings a lot of problems, such as the care of the aging people, and the problem of medical problems, these problems have brought a lot of financial burdens. Since the characteristics of the service robot make it significantly reduced the financial burden. Therefore, the serving robot can be used in large numbers.
My country's research and development in the field of serving robots are late in Japan, the USA, and other countries. With the support of the National 863 program, my country has launched a lot of work in service robots research and product development and has achieved certain results, such as the tour guide robots, welcome robots, cleaning robots, and the South China University of Technology. Developed robotic beds; smart wheelchairs developed by the Institute of automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
After several years of collection, the International Robot Federation has given a preliminary definition of service robots: Serving robots is a half-owned or fully self-employed robot, which can accomplish services for human health but does not include production devices. Here, we also include other robots that are close to people.
In addition to the mowing robots, the world equipment from the end of 1999 is almost all industrial robots. The main applications of these dedicated robots include medical robots, multi-purpose mobile robot platforms, underwater robots, and cleaning robots.
At the end of 1999, all of the world's all-service robots were at least 6,600, including 3,000 household robots, accounting for 14% and 12% of underwater robots and medical robots. The cleaning robots accounted for 6%, and all other robots accounted for 23%.
It is expected that the total amount of service robots in 2000-2003 will increase to 49,400, of which 40,000 are household robots (outside vacuum dust cleaning robots), 5,000 are medical robots. Household vacuum cleaning robots will enter the market at the end of 2000. If the price is reasonable, the sales volume in 2003 may reach more than 250,000 units. The total sales of household robots are expected to exceed 300,000 units, which indicates that the service robot market will enter a new stage.
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