How to maintain your robots and robotics equipment?

With technology, various research institutes, engineers and manufacturers have turned their attention to building robots. These are used in various industries. The automotive industry is the pioneer in buying robots. There are also other sectors that are investing in service robots such as manufacturers. Nowadays, they are even becoming part of people’s daily lives. What do I need to know about robots and how to perform preventive maintenance for Brooks robots?

The history of robotics and new trends 

In 1920, the word robot was coined by the Czech playwright Karel Capek. It comes from the word “robota” which means servitude or forced labour. To most people, it was seen as science fiction. In 1941, the word robotics was introduced in the film Liar by the novelist Isaac Asimov. In 1942, he predicted the three laws of robotics. 

In 1950, the first real robots were designed as a result of the development of technology. The Unimate #001, a robot that runs on hydraulic pressure, was a major revolution in the market. You can read more about Brooks Robotics repair here.

Artificial intelligence: what are the different types of robots?

In general, there are three categories of robots, namely industrial robots, professional service robots and robots for personal use. Industrial robots are more relevant to manufacturing plants. 

The use of professional service robots is focused on marketing. A distinction is made between cleaning robots, dispensing and surgical robots in hospitals, fire-fighting robots and rehabilitation robots. 

Personal service robots can be used for personal or household tasks. Examples include domestic robots, assistance robots for people with reduced mobility and automatic electric wheelchairs. The same techniques as for the preventive maintenance of Brooks robots should be used to ensure that the equipment functions properly.

How do you maintain your robots and robotic equipment? 

Here are some practices to follow for preventive maintenance of Brooks robots, but also for most robots. Before cleaning, make sure the robot is unplugged. Do not use the abrasive side of the sponge or clean with powdered cleaners. Never put the motor of the robot in water. The plastic bowl of the food processor can be cleaned with a sponge soaked in washing-up liquid. To remove certain odours that the food processor may retain, you can rub it with a lemon or a cloth moistened with vinegar. To clean the stainless-steel body of the food processor, you can use household alcohol, hot water, water and flour, washing-up liquid, oil with lemon or vinegar.

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