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There are plenty of things public service robots can do and because of that, they can be used in various industry applications. With those in mind and the fact that public service robots can be trained and programmed, what exactly are the jobs they can be employed in?
Generally speaking, the jobs that public service robots can be tried and employed in are “limitless”. However, for this article, we can zone in on eight industries: retail, agricultural, education, events, industrial cleaning, logistics, security, and healthcare.
Perhaps one of the most popular jobs a public service robot can be trained for is to handle the inventory management of retail stores and companies. These public service robots can be trained to learn the inventory count and stock management of a certain retail store so they can properly manage their inventory. Tasks such as scanning shelves, logging items, and organizing warehouses are easily managed by public service robots.
Thanks to the customer service capabilities of robots, they can also be trained to become in-store employees. They can help customers find items, give directions, and be trained or programmed to answer inquiries. Some retailers can take it up a notch by purchasing robots that can be trained to engage in real-time conversation with customers and greet a passerby to garner attention.
Depending on the manufacturer, public service robots can be trained to perform several tasks and jobs in the agricultural sector. There are agricultural public service robots that can do crop harvesting, weeding, mowing, and spraying just the right amount of pesticide needed to decrease any off spills in waterways.
The educational robots market is expected to reach USD 8.6 billion by 2030 and this is reported by the Market Research Future (MRFR). With such growth, it is safe to say that using and training public service robots for the educational industry is common.
Public service educational robots can now be trained to teach basic topics like maths, science, coding, and robotics. Aside from these subjects, they are also seen as effective tools in encouraging interactive learning, gaming, and simulations among students.
Public service robots in events are trained for varying jobs ranging from bartenders, delivery robots, booth attendants, and entertainment. However, one of the most common jobs public service robots are trained to do in events is to become the attendant. This means keeping track of the attendees, greeting people, answering inquiries, and giving out directions.
Cleaning service robots are trained to help disinfect public places and areas. Hospitals, restaurants, hotels, and office spaces are where most public service cleaning robots can be seen. Oftentimes, these robots are tasked to clean hazardous waste or areas that may be too dangerous for humans to clean themselves.
Businesses would mostly train public service robots for movement-based jobs and last-mile delivery services. Since public service robots have self-automated technology, employing them in this industry sector is a common practice. Training service robots for these jobs also help alleviate humans in performing taxing and ‘mundane’ jobs such as carrying heavy objectives, stocking, and transporting so they may focus on other tasks that require their skills.
In the field of service robotics, plenty of sensors are being used to help with the mechanical function of service robots. Depending on the sensors they have, they may be able to perform certain tasks, which are particularly helpful if robots are to be used in the security industry.
Common jobs that public service robots are trained for in the field of security is to provide added security to existing human personnel like security guards and military soldiers. These public service robots can be advanced to the point of running their fieldwork and surveillance in areas that may be too dangerous for humans to explore.
There are also public service robots used for surveillance security in a way they will monitor surroundings using their cameras and infrared sensors. Should they detect any dangerous behavior or foul play, then some robots are trained and equipped enough to call for help.
Training public service robots to help out in the healthcare industry has been a long-time practice but it has grown even more in recent years. Service robots are often trained and used to assist healthcare workers, medical professionals, patients, and visitors.
Mainly, service robots are trained to provide value-adding services to professionals by way of assisting them in surgeries and procedures, alleviating workers from jobs such as inventory and item deliveries, and adding extra care and entertainment to both patients and visitors by way of companionship.
The technology, algorithm, and programs of robots allow them to be versatile in many ways. In the employment sector alone, public service robots can be employed in various jobs in different industries. From retail to healthcare, public service robots can be trained to perfect a job in such industry applications.