Service robots: the face of the future for home and business
As 2019 continues to gather momentum, it’s impossible to miss the fact that service robots are now an increasingly common part of everyday life; ranging from home use, professional equipment rentals, and much more.
So, what service robots are increasingly in demand and what industries are using them the most?
The Rise Of the Robot
Two key sectors are seeing an increased uptake in the number of service robots as part of their daily work, namely the industrial sector and the events sphere. Combining an innovative approach to problem-solving and a high degree of utility, service robots are the perfect tools when it comes to solving problems that humans would conventionally struggle with.
When it comes to monotonous or dangerous tasks, service robots become a natural (and now affordable) first choice. They are simply more durable, accurate and cost-effective than putting a human onto the same task. Recent innovations have seen plumbing robots that can easily thread their way through restrictive pipes that humans are too large to reach and assembly line robots working longer and without error than their biological counterparts.
Another sector where they have secured a foothold is in domestic customer services. Here the famous Roomba is able to sweep floors continuously and rental companies hire out lawnmower robots that cut your grass better than any human could.
Robot rentals in the events sphere
When it comes to the specifics of event management, hiring a robot comes with a guarantee of dependable, efficient service, no matter the occasion.
This makes them ideal when it comes to helping with-
Clearing hire: Being able to enjoy a rapid, clean turnaround is an essential part of running any hotel chain or events company. Hiring a fleet of Roombas that can be easily coordinated to cover your space will leave it fit-for-purpose in a fraction of the time normally required.
Walkabout robots: Fully customisable, these can be deployed as a mobile information points or use GPs technology to guide guests to requested locations. The sight or a robot gliding through the crowd can also work as a high-impact marketing tool for demonstrating software or memorably managing drinks and food at branded events.
Photography Robots can be used to interact with the guests and take photos and share your brand on social media.
Telepresence robots: Used in hospitals, conferences, or multi-day events; these mobile robots allow individuals to have a physical presence at events without ever having to step foot in the room.
Service robots in a world of industry
Industrial work may be incredibly demanding, but modern technology is finally producing flexible robots that are fully up to the task. This involves hiring units for production line and assembly work or dealing with delicate, precise tasks. Each rental unit is often highly customizable and can be configured to suit the role they are allocated to.
The two most common types include-
Standard armature robots: These excel at repetitive, production-line tasks that require the minimisation of error and working at speed. These are often used for pick and place, painting work, packing or palletising amongst many other uses.
Precision armatures: These are used for highly specialised, detail-oriented tasks. They often have integrated cameras to help them identify and manipulate items. Due to the delicate nature of their work, they will have advanced collision avoidance detection and allow you to easily add CAD files to their software platform to allow them to operate in almost any field.