Service Robots: Trends and Technology

Juan Angel Gonzalez-Aguirre, Ricardo Osorio-Oliveros, Karen L. Rodríguez-Hernández, Javier Lizárraga-Iturralde, Rubén Morales Menendez, Ricardo A. Ramírez-Mendoza, Mauricio Adolfo Ramírez-Moreno, Jorge de Jesús Lozoya-Santos
2021 Applied Sciences  
The 2021 sales volume in the market of service robots is attractive. Expert reports from the International Federation of Robotics confirm 27 billion USD in total market share. Moreover, the number of new startups with the denomination of service robots nowadays constitutes 29% of the total amount of robotic companies recorded in the United States. Those data, among other similar figures, remark the need for formal development in the service robots area, including knowledge transfer and
more » ... e reviews. Furthermore, the COVID-19 spread accelerated business units and some research groups to invest time and effort into the field of service robotics. Therefore, this research work intends to contribute to the formalization of service robots as an area of robotics, presenting a systematic review of scientific literature. First, a definition of service robots according to fundamental ontology is provided, followed by a detailed review covering technological applications; state-of-the-art, commercial technology; and application cases indexed on the consulted databases.
doi:10.3390/app112210702 fatcat:5bgywglgvngednss2dohm2gmj4