Statistics show that funding for robotic ventures has increased by more than 10 times in the business arena over the last six years. This rapid growth shows no sign of slowing down in the near future. A majority of this impressive investment focuses on certain usual suspects of technology. These include warehouse automation, logistics, drones, robot arms for manufacturing, healthcare and surgical robots, autonomous cars, as well as agriculture. Looking at the positive scope of the robot industry, Travis Deyle co-founded a robot company dubbed Cobalt last year. Deyle took this decision as he was highly convinced that there is room for a new emerging segment in the highly growing field of technology. This segment is the Autonomous indoor robots for commercial spaces.
For a span of many years, ‘autonomous indoor robots’ held only two meanings. One was material handling or manufacturing of robots in warehouses or factories. The other one is about simple home robots which function in structured spaces. Initially, designing robots which would interact with humans was a tricky thing to do. This is because it is human nature to be spontaneous and robots don’t have their own brains to deal with such a situation. This is where artificial intelligence proved to be a boon. This kind of technology allowed such robots to use their own logical reasoning and react to a particular situation. Such robots then became efficient enough to interact with humans on a daily basis. Based on this, their use in commercial spaces began.
Autonomous indoor robots have their own brains
This isn’t the first time when robots will be working in commercial spaces. There were times when this practice was used but it was only possible in extremely structured environments. Automation engineers have modified such robots which can function in absolutely unstructured environments such as homes. Home is where one lets go of all inhibitions and acts freely. Even here, autonomous indoor robots do their job efficiently with minimum faults.
When we talk about the use of autonomous indoor robots in commercial spaces, they are the most useful in businesses that provide services. Robots in factories are a regular affair as they are surrounded by machines. But if these indoor robots are trained well, they can be a boon in hospitals, offices, hotels, schools, malls, museums, nursing homes, etc. This will increase the efficiency level of services offered here and will also provide a wide array of capabilities. Owing to a number of such factors, investors are heavily putting money in such intelligent robots.