Robotics technology, from industrial robots to robot toys. Robotic vacuum cleaners to the latest walking robots. Here you will find many types described and some reviews of the most popular. If you would like to build a robot as a hobby or select a robot arm for an industrial application, you will find help on these pages.
During my professional life, I spent a lot of time around robots of many different types. I was involved, as a System Integrator, in selecting, purchasing and commissioning robots for a wide variety of tasks.
None of them looked a bit like Asimo (Pictured on the left)! They were practical, economically justifiable machines that performed a repeatable task, that would generally be accomplished by a human.
A robot is normally quicker, faster and less susceptible to fatigue, when compared to a person. Robots like Honda's Asimo are wonderful examples of the latest robotics technology, but applications are very limited and the cost today is prohibitive, for the majority of applications.
One area of robotics technology that is rapidly expanding, is that of home automation products. One of the most popular of household robots are the robotic vacuum cleaners and the most popular are the products produced by IRobot, the Roomba vacuum robot. You will see many pages devoted to these automation marvels and reviews and descriptions of many types.
Our objective is to do a LOT of research into a the robotic technology available today and present it to you in an easy, readable format, that is useful. We do a lot of research, so as you don't have to! Our intent is to cover the field and condense the best and most informative information, on these pages.
Robotic toys are available in all kinds of styles and prices. We are trying to sort out the wheat from the chaff and present you with information on the best value for money and the best educational packages available.
Also we will present you with the products that are the most fun in this area of robotic technology!
If you are looking for more information in the field of industrial robotics or factory automation, then consider hiring the writer, Robert R Bishop as a consultant.
With a lifetime of experience to draw from, if you are looking for assistance in any mechanical automation subject, then please contact the writer. You will be pleasantly surprised as to how cost effective it can be to use my engineering consulting services. For large or small projects, we are interested and available!