Robotics is the branch of technology which deals with the design, construction, operation and application of robots. Robots are machines capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, either programmed by a computer or using artificial intelligence. Advances in AI have enabled the development of robots, allowing them to become highly complex products rather than the stand-alone, fixed-function machines they used to be. This, in turn, has increased the number of roles that robots can perform.

Thematic Framework for Robotics

Hardware components
Precision mechanical parts
Motors, drive systems, reduction gears, actuators, effectors
Al chips
Communication chips
Embedded chips
Software components
Robotic intelligence
Industrial software
Machine learning
Machine vision
Gesture control
Conversational platforms
Robot manufacturing
Service robots
Logistics robots
Medical robots
Consumer robots
Inspection, cleaning, and maintenance robots
Field robots
Defense and security robot
Industrial robots
Caged industrial robots
Industrial co-bots
Robotics as a service
Cloud robotics

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Industrial automation
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