What are the types of Robots
There are different types of robots and they include;
These types of robots will do their tasks without the change of position and they include cylindrical robots, Cartesian robots, SCARA robots, vertically articulated robots, delta robots and polar robots.
These are robots that change positions by the use of their wheels. What makes them special is they are easily controlled. Hence, they are more common than other robots. Wheeled robots are grouped into robots with a single wheel, two wheels, three wheels, four wheels, multiple wheels and tracked robots.
These robots are mobile and are alike to the wheeled robots. They have a more complicated and sophisticated locomotion method than the wheeled robots. They control their locomotion by the use of legs. Hence their performance is better than of wheeled robots on a terrain that is uneven. There are robots with one leg, two legs, three legs, four legs, six legs and robots with many legs. The more robots have legs the more they tend to be stable.
They are also called the robot fish which can easily move underwater. Swimming robots have fin-like actuators that help them to maneuver in the water.
These robots float and maneuver in the air with their wings that look like of those of a plane or those of an insect or birds. Balloon robots, airplane robots, wing flapping which are the insect or bird-inspired robots and robots that are propeller based multi-copters are examples of flying robots. Drones are an example of flying robots which can be used to deliver items in areas that may be hazardous or areas that are remote.
These are robotic systems that consist of multiple robots that are small. They are structurally not a single robot but they operate cooperatively. As a result, they are used in disaster rescue missions where robots of varied sizes are sent to different places where the rescue workers are not able to reach safely.
Modular robots are similar to the swarm robots as their configuration has multiple robots. This makes them more effective as a single module of robots can operate alone as it has self-mobility.
These are robots with dimensions on micrometer scale and can still operate on micrometer resolution.
SOFT ELASTIC ROBOTS
These are robots that are bio-inspired and their applications are mostly inspired by either inchworms or squids both functionally and structurally. Examples of soft elastic robots are hybrid robots, crawler robots, and snake robots.
These are similar to the microrobots. Their unique property helps them to easily manipulate their environment by the use of a nanometer scale resolution despite their actual size. Therefore they have been effective in the medical field where the biological machines are used to sample out and destroy cells that cause cancer. In addition, They are also used to detect chemicals that are toxic and measure their concentrations in the surrounding environment.
Check some of the common components available in all types of robots.