The use and kinds of robots

Robots judge and move by themselves by AI in the future
  • 1) Industrial robots :

    Welding, painting, assembling, distribution, inspection, for vacuum, for clean rooms, semiconductors, LCD, PDP

  • 2) Service robots :

    Cleaning, lawn mowing, guard, office affairs, human-type robots, entertainment, education

  • 3) Field and special robots :

    Atomic energy, national defense, disaster prevention, construction, farming, shipbuilding, deep-sea projects, aerospace industry

Classification by mechanical structure
  • 1) Right-angled coordinate type
  • 2) Horizontal articulated type
  • 3) Cylindrical coordinate type
  • 4) Globular coordinate type
Classification by control method
  • 1) Sequence robots
  • 2) Orbit robots
  • 3) Adaptation robots
  • 4) Remote control robots

  1. The interactive distance between environment and humans through robots
    • Monitoring, security robots
    • Hotel, cooking robots
    • Refueling robots
    • Clerk robots
    • Construction robots
    • Fire fighting, mine removing robots
    • Classifying, arranging robots
  2. Environment
    • Repair, mending,Radio activity check robots
    • Farming/livestock raising/forestry robots
    • Deep-sea probing
    • Outer space probing
  3. Humans
    • Nursing
    • Rehabilitation/welfare robots
    • Entertainment robots
    • Intelligent housing system
    • Office robots
    • Hobby, recreation robots
    • Cleaning robots
Industrial robots
What are industrial robots?
They consist of manipulator, controller and power supply.
Characteristics
  1. Industrial robots belong to the system industry requiring the organic system connecting machinery and electronic technology.
  2. As high value-added products, they belong to the knowledge intensive industry which can be also fostered in resource-poor countries with massive spreading effects.
  3. As a future industry, they belong to the technology development industry requiring both the research based on hardware from a supplier's point of view and the research based on software from a user's point of view.
  4. The development of industrial robots are used practically after the use of a developer company, so there are more side job makers than specialized makers.
Service robots
What are service robots?
Service robots can be programmed freely and they are mobile devices which conduct partly or fully automated services. They are partly or fully automated robots to provide useful services to humans or facilities.
Characteristics
  1. They have interactive equipment and interface, and they are electric-mechanical systems made to provide human-like services.
  2. Human-friendly sensing system
  3. Movement units made for services by considering users' safety using soft robot arms and adaptation control techniques
  4. Systems which can read emotions or intentions and which have the function of thinking
Robots for extreme work
What are robots for extreme work?

They are robots which conduct a high level of work like people in a severe and remote environment. For that, they have sensors corresponding to the human ' s 5 senses such as sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.

Their work fields are

① the inspection and repair of nuclear power facilities, ② submarine oil field development and ③ fire fighting and life rescue in disaster areas.

The intelligent robots for extreme work will be more developed and commercialized in the future to conduct work in special environments like outer space, underwater and the sea bottom and inside atomic reactors instead of humans.

Toy robots

Educational robots