Even though the revolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) is well along its way, the effect of robotics in everyday life is still in its initial days. However, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has informed that the service robot industry of the United States’ that deals with both local and industrial usage were valued at $5.2 billion by the end of the year 2017. This number is estimated at approximately double as we near the end of 2020.
The prospect of robotics in small-scale use deals with three basic avenues: the working of the household, security measures and entertainment purposes. Already chief examples of the influence of IoT in all of these three avenues are evident, including a couple of articles that are now very much being considered as tools for everyday usage. When talking about cleaning measure for the house, one’s mind naturally jumps to ‘Roomba vacuum’. Startlingly, the Roomba vacuum has been in existence since the year 2002, although in a considerably less cultured form back when it started.
The most recent model, the Roomba vacuum 980, is able to ascertain the dimension of the room and the hindrances that might be present therein, it is then able to recall the most proficient routes it can take around the home. iRobot, its developer, is currently facing competition from companies such as Sharp and Bosch, as the robot vacuum progresses to establishing itself as a house essential. All of the leading marketing firms are taking advantage of the fact that lessening chore time for human individuals greatly raises demand for product throughout the markets.
To strengthen home security systems, applications such as Google’s Nest Cam, Ring video doorbell and Buddyguard’s Flare app are being used, as CCTV alone simply won’t do. Buddyguard app, amongst others, shows great potential by making uses of artificial intelligence to database familiar faces and warning the residents of any dubious persons.
Amazon Alexa, however, dominates in the entertainment section as the home assistant.