The latest generation of service robots is ushering in a new level of assistance and simplicity in homes and professional environments across the globe. Suitable for a growing number of use cases, household robots and professional service robots are pushing the boundaries of machines that assist human beings. Service robots can be broken down by precise area of application, including domestic robots (such as) lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners), hospitality industry robots (such as serving robots for food and beverages), agriculture robots (such as seed planting robots, drones for monitoring and spraying), healthcare and medical robots that assist patients and surgeons, toy robots (such as robotic dogs, entertainment robots), educational robots, security robots and some that resemble humans, known as humanoid robots. However, this list is merely illustrative and by no means exhaustive: new applications and new robot features are identified, developed, tested, and launched on a continual basis.
Structural system overview: service robots
Household robots and professional service robots: design and trends
Emerging technology trends have trickled down to shape and fuel service robotics applications. These include artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), smart environments, connectivity, human machine interface (HMI) and wireless power, all of which fundamentally affect today’s and tomorrow’s service robot designs.
Above all, energy efficiency and long battery life are key to user-friendly designs. For connected service robots, security aspects like authentication and authorization top consumers’ priorities. Working together with humans, these robots must be safe and reliable enough to become an integral part of a user’s home and work life. Consumers and professionals need to know they can depend on a machine to perform.
In contrast to automated guided vehicles (AGVs), which work autonomously in factories and warehouses, service robots directly interact with humans, simplifying everyday life in professional and private spheres. Embedding advanced sensing capabilities, such as voice recognition, gesture control, collision avoidance, distance and speed measurement, and many more, makes it possible to enhance both the user experience and user comfort. In addition to considering these aspects, it’s crucial to find a partner that understands what is required to stay competitive: a small form factor, quick product to market and a low BOM.
Infineon is your one-stop-shop and reliable partner
Above all, we at Infineon are enthusiastic about the rapid advances taking place in the field of service robotics. At each trade show and with each new project, we look forward to discovering and contributing to the latest robotics innovations that strive to make a difference in people’s lives. No one knows exactly what the future will hold, which is why we are ready today to flexibly adapt to tomorrow’s trends as they evolve and develop. This fact, along with our steadily-expanding, comprehensive portfolio of high-quality components and solutions for service robots, makes us the best choice for all your robotics projects.
By providing everything from reliable chargers and efficient power plus battery management, to compact motor control and indispensable sensors, to unrivalled hardware-based security solutions, our product range covers everything you need for a market-ready design. For those looking to fast track their time to market, we also offer a vast range of demo boards and evaluation kits.
Benefit from our service robots system solutions
Your success is important to us. That is why we appreciate your input and are committed to developing the next generation of system solutions that upholds the highest quality standards. Source a system solution for your design and secure the following benefits:
- Extended battery lifetime and product life span
- Enhanced productivity
- Reduced system size and cost
- Highest quality standards
- Safety-certified development processes
- Faster time-to-market and lower development costs
Our team of robotics experts is always pleased to collaborate with you on customized solutions based on your specifications and expectations. Reach out to us today to discuss how we can become trusted advisors in your service robotics projects.