Types of Robots
- Mobile robots.
- Industrial robots
- Autonomous robots
- Remote-controlled robots
- Mobile robots
• Most of these robots perform repeating tasks without ever moving.
• Most robots are working in industries. Especially dull and repeating tasks are suitable for robots.
• A robot never grows tired; it will perform its duty day and night without ever complaining.
• Autonomous robots are self-supporting.
• They run a program that gives them the opportunity to decide on the action to perform depending on their surroundings.
• At times, these robots even learn new behavior. They start out with a short routine and adapt this routine to be more successful at the task they perform. The most successful routine will be repeated.
• In case a robot needs to perform more complicated yet undetermined tasks an autonomous robot is not the right choice.
• Complicated tasks are still best performed by human beings with real brainpower. A person can guide a robot by remote control. A person can perform difficult and usually dangerous tasks without being at the spot where the tasks are performed.
Example: Dante 2, a NASA robot designed to explore volcanoes via remote control.