Right now, robots have become one of the hottest scientific and technological topics, step by step into the global spotlight. As each country’s national conditions and development are different, the robot style is completely different. Robots in the United States are more likely to be used in military applications. Robots in Japan and South Korea are pursuing perfect humanoid robots. In China, industrial robots and household robots are currently more mature.
Needless to say, industrial robots, large modern manufacturing companies represented by Foxconn, have invested a lot of money to build unmanned management projects, which is the result of industrial innovation from top to bottom. Although domestic robots have been greatly developed, they still have not been able to “fly into the homes of ordinary people” due to restrictions on Chinese people’s ideological concepts and economic capabilities.
The industry speculates that it will basically take 10 years for domestic robots to enter every ordinary household, that is, by 2025. Nowadays, looking at the rapid development of domestic robot companies and their products like sparks, I believe this time will continue to accelerate.
A dazzling array of household robots
According to the scope of application, purpose, and function, there are different types of household robots. Let’s take a look at each type of enterprises and products that are deeply cultivated.
Home robots: analysis of major players at home and abroad and their future directions
Housework robots, as the name suggests, the main function of this type of robot is to complete the home. This type of robot is currently the most common range of household robot products, including electrical robots, chef robots, handling robots, and so on.
Among them, an electrical robot is a household appliance with intelligent functions. They are simple in appearance, simple in results, and single in function, such as our common vacuum cleaners and sweeping robots. In addition to the world-renowned foreign brands such as Fina, Irobot, and Pursonic, China’s vacuum cleaners and sweeping robots of Cobos, Puppy, Format, Midea and other brands have gradually occupied the domestic market share.
The chef robot is a multi-functional cooking machine. It will not only organize the kitchen in an orderly manner but also help humans to cut out thin enough potato shreds to cook excellent and fragrant fried potato shreds with lean meat. Of course, the initial robots in China have not yet been popularized in families, and they are basically used in some theme restaurants, which have become a gimmick to stimulate consumption.
The entertainment robot is an application type robot that can be used for home entertainment. It can dance and dance Tai Chi for you, and help you relieve your mental fatigue. There are numerous manufacturers of entertainment robots, such as the well-known and excellent JIMU series, the future partner Everest, and Shenzhen Yongyida’s Xiaoyong robot. Of course, the entertainment and leisure functions of these robots still remain at dancing their bodies. If you want to compete with them in a game of power and wisdom, you may have to wait a while.
The immobile robot refers to a robot that is basically installed at a fixed location. Among them are security monitoring robots, which use embedded software to operate, always pay attention to the safety of the home, send real-time pictures through the network, give warnings, etc., which play a good role in security monitoring.
In addition, there are some purification and smoke robots, such as the detection and purification of air, water, smoke, etc., which also provide a guarantee for the safety and comfort of the family.
Assistant nursing robots mainly serve people who need to be cared for, such as disabled assisted robots, nursing robots, mobile assistant robots, etc. Today, the largest number of domestic robots is to cultivate robots. Companies such as pudding, future partners, city walks, and Philharmonic are all betting on robots.
Finally, the most difficult robot to develop is the humanoid robot. The biggest feature of this type of robot is to simulate human body shape, appearance, skin color, and even human expressions and reactions. This kind of robot is powerful and will be able to perform all of the above 4 or more functions, learn and think, just like a real person. Sophia must be mentioned here, she is by far the closest humanoid robot to humans, and even became the first female robot in history to obtain citizenship.
However, the current domestic announcement of domestic humanoid robots has not been as open as abroad. Basically, they have appeared in friendship at some exhibitions and attracted people’s attention.
The future of home robots: smart housekeeper
If the development trend of industrial robots is to be more flexible, modular, low-cost, and high-reliability, then domestic robots, as the companions of human life, are required to be more intelligent and human-machine friendly and ultimately become the intelligent housekeeper of the family.
Looking back at the above robot products, it really is not really smart. For example, most sweepers need to survey the clean area in advance, and they have to be moved up and down by human hands; in a smart kitchen appliance, you need to check the remaining ingredients and use voice to ask the robot to get a recipe…Today’s home Robots have fixed work functions, concentrated action ranges, and lack the ability to flexibly respond to the environment. Strictly speaking, they are merely smart tools.
Then, the real intelligent robot is a partner, a housekeeper, not a tool. The level of its understanding is not only “can do” and “how to do”, but also “say that it can’t do it” and can “see for help”. This level of intelligent robot housekeeper will be more like our partner, learning and growing with us. , Facing the joys, sorrows, and joys of life together.
Of course, whether this growth environment can stimulate the self-awareness of domestic robots is still unknown and frightening. This involves the ethical issues of robots. But every advancement in science and technology brings various ethical problems. What exactly will home robots bring to us? Is it progress or destruction? No need to be overly nervous, let us wait for the facts to prove it.