Most people find the idea of a service robot carrying out tedious, unrewarding household chores a highly attractive proposition. Household robots for the consumer market differ from industrial or commercial robots in that they have to meet the following requirements:
The number of these products and corresponding sales figures have risen steadily in recent years. In 2015, approx. 3.7 million household robots were sold worldwide. The vast majority of these were used for floor-cleaning tasks, especially vacuuming. Other applications include mowing lawns and cleaning windows and pools.
Expertise and sample projects
For many years, Fraunhofer IPA has been working on the development of new technologies and solutions for household robotics and has acquired extensive knowledge over this period. Its expertise cover the construction of complete systems using space- and energy-saving components as well as the development and implementation of all related sub-systems:
Fraunhofer IPA offers support throughout the entire development of your specific household robot, from design to prototype construction.
Support in the development of prototypes and serial products.