generation Roomba vacuums the carpets in a domestic
domestic robot is a robot used for household chores. Thus
far, there are only a few limited models; science fiction authors
have suggested that they could become more common in the future.
are different types and classes
- Low level:
a basic home robot is any robot that can be used at home,
including the entertainment robots, like Aibo.
and chore robots: used for household chores.
- The highest
level robot is the domobot: used for household chores, autonomous
and connected to a WiFi home network or smart environment.
Some of them can also include a USB port.
robots in production
or chore robots
(by Yujin Robot)
(by Hanool robotics)
(by Siemens AG).
robot at the "Ubiquitous Dream" exhibition in Seoul,
Korea on June 24, 2005.
transport robots are a main element in the domestic robotic system,
because they join specialized processes, moving objects at home
(i.e. clothes from the bathroom to the washing machine or glasses
from the table to the dishwasher):
- STR (by
Iberobotics). It includes Wi-Fi and USB connection to (domotics)
- In 2006
Sharp said it has developed a humanoid robot that clears dishes
from the table and puts them into a dishwasher. The robot
(measuring 95x50x45cm) opens the door of the dishwasher, takes
hold of teacups, rice bowls and plates, places them in the
unit and closes the door 
are also general domestic helper robots, i.e. HRP-2.
automower in action.
(by Friendly Robotics) mows lawns.
pool cleaners are robots for cleaning swimming pools.
- Toy robots
Aibo, a robot pet dog also used by many universities in
the RoboCup autonomous soccer competition
a small humanoid remote controlled robot
Robots in Popular Culture
cartoons feature robot maids, notably Rosie the Robot from
whose main object is social interaction (partner robots) include:
a humanoid robot designed to provide company for the elderly
and less mobile people, made by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries,
on sale from 2005
a robot baby seal intended to provide comfort to nursing
a robot designed by NEC to study robot-human interaction.
Partner Robots, some of them mountable.
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