Use & Control
In today’s world robot control systems are highly advanced with integrated force and vision systems. Underwater and flying robots, robot networks, surgical robots, and others are playing increasing roles in today’s society. Mobile robots are regularly used in many applications today. Military uses, such as the Roomba and other robots from iRobot. Wheeled mobile robots are exploring Mars and are poised to return to the moon. The robotic industry was a slow start but it picked up after a decade. The Robotic Industries Association estimates that more than one million robots are in use worldwide today and Japan has the largest deployment, with the United States having the second largest.