An unmanned robot vehicle is one that does not have a human on board that is controlling it. These robotic vehicles can be guided by a remote control or they can be made to operate themselves through sensors that can navigate the environment around them. Many of these unmanned robotic vehicles are used in the military, but there are several being developed for the civilian world, like the autonomous car that can drive itself.
When scientists develop and build unmanned vehicles, like the robot car, they are using new technologies to do the same things that industrial and domestic robots have been doing for years – taking over for the tedious, dull and sometimes dangerous tasks for humans. The autonomous car is a perfect example. For people that drive the same stretch back and forth to work every day, it is probably tedious, and makes them feel as though the car probably could literally drive itself. By building an unmanned vehicle that can drive itself, humans can sit back and relax on the way to or from the office during their commute.
Robotic unmanned vehicles are also necessary for industries like the defense industry. Unmanned remote controlled vehicles are working the battlefields every day alongside our troops to find mines, while aerial unmanned vehicles, called drones, are able to perform surveillance for the military in enemy territory without putting the life of a pilot in danger.
In a way, every industrial robot is an unmanned vehicle, because it does not have a human controlling it on board. There are humans that control the programming from a robot controller, which may or may not be remote. Also, with the introduction of mobile robots, it may just be a matter of time until robots are traversing warehouses and factory floors, much like humans do now, moving from one area to another to perform applications.
However, if you are looking for an industrial robot that can be bolted to a floor or track and boost the productivity of your production line, you should contact RobotWorx, a certified integrator for several different robot companies, including FANUC, KUKA, Motoman and ABB. RobotWorx will work with you to find the right industrial robot system for your application and budget. For more information on industrial robots, call RobotWorx today at 740-251-4312.