The robotics industry is one of the cornerstones of modern technological development and global progress. In this field, not only amateurs, but also professionals, there are many innovative thinking and enthusiasts. One of them is the famous iRobot company, which produces many great robots, such as iRobot Warrior or iRobot Roomba. Therefore, IEEE visited the video from its headquarters and discovered many different and interesting things about iRobot robot technology and development.
These robots can be autonomous or remotely controlled. They also have many different skills and functions. For example, many robots are created from the inspiration of nature. They are crab-shaped and can move on different terrains to adapt to the surface. Or there is a worm-shaped iRobot, which can work in a working oil rig, move in narrow places, and reach places that people cannot approach.
With iRobots, you can move under difficult conditions (such as nuclear power plants) after an accident or other environment that is extremely dangerous to anyone. There are also very few iRobots (remember Japanese robots) that can imitate human emotions and even facial expressions.
The next category of iRobots is exploratory. For example, certain robots can climb any type of wall or other vertical surface: glass, wet surface, smooth surface or any other surface. They use suction cups and push air into them to complete their work. In addition, they can bear good weight, such as 6 packs of soda, while the size of the robot itself is small. Imagine how many devices it can carry!
There are many different sensors on iRobots. They may realize that someone or something is touching or beating them, which makes these two things different. Based on their sensors, the robot will react. The robot can also react to sounds and distinguish itself based on volume. In addition, iRobot Roomba can find obstacles to avoid, such as walls or stairs.
iRobot also created a small robot similar in appearance and behavior to Recon Scout XT from ReconRobotics. Soldiers can put them in their pockets, throw them into buildings, and use them for remote surveillance. Or there is a robot that can use a camera to stretch its "neck" to 8 feet high to monitor high walls and fences. Or there is another voyeur robot, which is small enough to move under the door like a worm, with a tiny camera on it. If you want to prevent others from spying on you through a wireless wifi jammer, you can use a jammer to prevent others from spying on you.
Although iRobot has fully self-driving self-driving cars (pre-Google cars), most surveillance robots are still remotely controlled by humans because the complete robotic automation technology is military-grade and expensive. In addition, there is an iRobot called Swarm (not to be confused with the SWARM I wrote before), which can communicate with each other, assign group leaders and complete tasks as a team. If the leader is arrested or destroyed, he will choose a new one from the remaining robots in the group.
As long as modern robots can do many things, such as jumping, flying, balancing, etc., almost anyone can use them to cover up people who get lost during the day and night. One of them can be you. Therefore, in order to protect your life from evolving threats, you can use jammers on your robots, which can be adjusted to block all frequencies used by them (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, standard remote control, GPS, GSM, etc.).