Humanoids have helped humanity in many ways, and they are heavily used in industries like healthcare, education, and entertainment, among others. The applications of these robots have typically been divided into three categories: healthcare, education, and social humanoid robots. As we have already indicated, these robots are employed for a variety of objectives in addition to research.

Healthcare humanoid robots are created and utilised by people at home or in hospitals to treat and better the medical conditions of patients. These robots are either controlled by a human or have been pre-programmed to assist patients. Educational humanoid robots, on the other hand, are primarily designed for and equipped for pupils. They are employed in educational facilities or private residences to improve instruction quality and increase student engagement. Usually, but not usually, these robots are commanded manually.

For instance, institutions all over the world employ Aldebaran Robotics’ Nao, a little 2-inch-tall humanoid robot, as a research platform and educational tool. In addition to replacing Sony’s Aibo robot dog as the main platform for the Robocup, Nao has emerged as the face of social robotics.

Individuals or groups use social humanoid robots to aid people in their regular tasks. Commonly, these robots have been pre-programmed to carry out boring and laborious duties. For instance, Pepper, which was introduced by Softbank Robotics in 2014, quickly rose to the top spot among social robots that are currently for sale. Since its introduction at Japan’s Softbank mobile stores, Pepper has been employed in Carrefour and Renault outlets all around France.

Humanoids, which have sophisticated face, emotional, and speech recognition skills, are even utilised in customer contact positions. As an evolutionary step from self-service kiosks to conversational commerce, these robots offer a playbook for customer engagement and combine the two in clever and original ways.

Retail, financial services, tourism and hospitality, aerospace, and fast service restaurants are other industries that are well-positioned to benefit from humanoid robots in addition to healthcare and education. For instance, Airbus has reportedly started creating humanoid robots for its factories in partnership with researchers from the Joint Robotics Laboratory (JRL) to take over a variety of tedious, dangerous, and complex duties, freeing up qualified human workers for higher-value occupations.

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