When asked what are the 3 laws of robotics, you can notice that it is an easy to answer question for most of the people nowadays, for Robotics has been heading into new heights every day. There was a time when robots or robotic arms were used only to get the work done in conditions unsafe for human life and health, but things changed thereafter when robots came into everyday life of human beings with their artificial intelligence advancing at a super speed; It has advanced to an extent where it can almost match human intelligence.
There are many robotic gadgets or devices that are available in the market to make your life easier. They range from toys for your kids to a baby sitter. Even though it is not a common scenario, it is amazing that if you decide to transform your house into a high tech house, you have all the options to buy the robots of varying skills.
To present the integration in our daily lives, here is a list of 10 Cool Robotic Servants for your high tech house that help do your chores for you.
1. e-NUVO Robot – The Tutor
e-NUVO robots have been designed as a combined effort of the people at the Nippon Institute of Technology, ZNUG Design, ZMP and Harada Vehicle Design which aims to provide the children with a better understanding of robots, and also serve as a teaching aid for students at the elementary and junior high school. It is about 4 feet tall and is controlled by gyro sensors, and cameras. e-NUVO is capable of interacting with humans, having a conversation and can be controlled through a computer or a remote. The major aim of this development is to make the teaching process interesting and effective.
2. SPYKEE – The Spy Robot
Spykee the WiFi robot can be controlled remotely using a computer with internet connection. Sypkee moves, watches, hears, monitors, and speaks whatever you want. It takes pictures, records videos, makes free calls on the internet using the VOIP phone function, monitors and protects your room from intruders through video surveillance function. It takes a picture of the intruder and sends it to you through email. That is how it got the name spykee. In addition to all these spy gadgets, spykee can let you listen to your favorite mp3 songs using its built in mp3 reader. Installation of spykee is very easy as well.
3. HUBO-FX1 The Walking Chair
HUBO-FX1 has been developed by KAIST (Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). This robot has a chair with legs and is capable of carrying human beings up to 220 lbs. The built in joystick makes it easy for you to control the robotic chair. Each ankle processes 3 axis force/torque sensor that measures the normal force and two moment. Each foot has an inclination sensor that measures the angle of its slope. The inclination sensor and the rate gyro in the body allows the device to stabilize itself. HUBO FX-1 is 2 meters in height, and has a weight of 330 lbs. At present, it requires external power supply, but in the long term the company aims to make the robot battery powered.
4. COFFEE MAKING MANGA ROBOT
Are you tired? Do you need a coffee? Don’t worry, the Manga coffee robot will make a nice coffee for you. The Manga robot is a mean looking humanoid mini robot that runs on 20 digital KRS servos along with a motor. Here is how it works. It takes the coffee filter and keeps the filter over the coffee cup. It then takes the coffee beans and powders it. The powdered beans falls in a small container and the Manga robot takes the container and pours the coffee powder into the filter. The Manga robot then takes hot water and pours it over the coffee powder in the filter. Your coffee is ready.
5. MOTOMAN ROBOBAR
Motoman Robobar gives you an opportunity to hire a robot for serving in cocktails, beer, wine, juices and soft drinks. This has tremendous advantages both for customers and the management of that bar. These robots give better customer service as they work very fast and efficient. There is no chance of making mistakes, spills and over pours that will result in saving of about 10-20%. In addition to this they can now operate with lesser number of labors which means more profit. Consistent pours and mixed ratio will result in consistent quality drinks and hence an increase in customer satisfaction. Motoman can work in a house party as well. Moreover since RoboBar can work 24*7 without taking breaks for vacations, holidays, sick period. The motoman robobar won’t cost you more than 30 cents and hour in your electric bill.
6. MUJIRO RIGURIO – Outdoor security and information robot
Mujiro Rigurio made its debut at EXPO 2005 in Aichi Japan, where it worked for 185 days as a security guard at a stretch. Mujiro Rugurio is a state of the art robot which is equipped with highly precise GPS systems, image recognition functions, an object sensitive sensor, a wall penetrating human detector, and also the ability to identify a stranger even from 30 miles. The most amazing feature is its seven jointed hands that generally stay concealed within its body, and are used in the handling and disposing of any dangerous or suspicious item that it may come across.
7. The Dyson Robotic Vacuum Cleaner DC06
The Dyson robotic vacuum cleaner can be called the vacuum cleaner with a brain. This vacuum cleaner features more than 70 sensors as well as 3 on board computers. The machine requires no human input or special training to clean up an entire area, for it memorizes the complete layout of the house and the sensors work with incredible accuracy so that it covers every area of the room without ever repeating any sections that has already been vacuumed. This ensures that no power is wasted and the work is finished very fast. It is capable of making up to 10 decisions per second which is incredible.
What is even more exciting about this product is that it charges its own batteries using a high-speed charger, similar to the Mint Robot Vacuum. The Dyson robotic vacuum cleaner is also equipped with a mood indicator. While the blue light indicates its happy mood when it experiences no issues in making a decision and the environment is very friendly to vacuum, green light signifies that it is negotiating an obstacle and the red light makes us aware that it feels threatened by its environment. Its vacuum system uses James Dyson’s cyclone technology that doesn’t require a bag, and so allows it to maintain a constant rate. There are several other mini versions of Dyson robotic vacuum cleaner available too.
8. RoboMower RL850 – The Robotic Lawn Mower
RoboMower is one of the best lawn mowers among the plenty of robotic mowers available in the market. Just by pressing on the button, this fully-automatic lawnmower begins to circle around your yard, simultaneously cutting and mulching the grasses. It is capable of handling any lawn, regardless of its shape, size, slope and obstacles. It requires a simple one time set-up where a set of wires are laid around the exterior edges of the lawn. The wires and the pegs are supplied with RoboMower itself. The wires will be connected to a battery powered current source called the Perimeter switch. In a few weeks time the wires will be covered by the grass and won’t be noticed at all. The RoboMower recognizes the wire sensors through a detector and can be operated by pressing the “Go” button.
It can cover up to 10,800 square feet with its 3-blade cutting system and cuts at a speed of 5800 rpm. Its driving speed is about 0.5m/s and is safe, quite and eco-friendly. It has a battery pack measuring 8.5″D x 7″W and comes with a 2 year warranty. It is cordless as well and is cheaper than its other competitors.
9. The Litter Robot
No more worries about cleaning the litter box when you have the litter robot at home. The large trash space inside the litter robot is good enough to hold several days of waste, and thus gives you the time and freedom to do things that you enjoy. This litter robot has several advanced features like patented litter sifting system, no rake that can clog or jam, no special bags, can work with any clumpy litter, reduces odor dramatically, has a large capacity, and is reliable and safe. It also comes with a 90 day money back guarantee and with 18 month of full warranty. If you are a cat lover, litter robot is a useful gadget to avoid the mess and make your life easier.
10. I-ROBOT VERRO – The Pool Cleaning Robot
Verro pool cleaning robot is a wonderful product that allows us more time playing, splashing water in the pool without worrying about skimming and scrubbing the pool. Besides removing leaves, hair, sand, silt, algae, and bacteria, the Verro performs various other functions like monitoring pool water chemical mix, temperature and reducing the run time of your pool’s filtration system. It does not require any removal and dumping of the pool water and chemicals into the environment. You can choose your specific model, required for your in-ground or above-ground pool. Verro does not require any installation, hoses or booster pumps. You have to just drop it and let it to go.