Willow Garage, a Menlo Park research lab, has developed one of the most advanced personal robots in the world, capable of folding laundry, baking cookies and delivering beer. The PR2 also promises to provide greater independence to the disabled.
The market for IoRT in North America was the largest in 2015 and is expected to grow at a highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is mainly because of the growing need for personal robots, such as domestic cleaning, elderly assistance among others, the increasing adoption of collaborative industrial robots by small and medium enterprises, and the high adaption rate of smart robots across the different professional application areas such as defense, field, medical, and logistics among others.
California’s RoboDynamics introduced its Luna personal robot to the world. While the company currently isn’t providing too much other information, her makers are calling Luna “a breakthrough in robot design.”