Applications of robots
- Industrial – the main use of robots for many years
- Entertainment – increasingly more and more toys
- Military – such as UAV’s (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), UGV’s (Unmanned Ground Vehicle), triage and surveillance.
- Service, including dispensing food and cleaning
- Exploration, including in space
- Hazardous environments – sending robots to work where it is best for humans to stay away
- Cleaning, etc
- Laboratory specimens
- Surgery, rehabilitation, physiotherapy
Figure 1: “Trends in the market for the robot industry in 2012”. Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, July 2013 (Click to expand) © University of Reading
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