The global personal and service robots’ population grew by tenfold in the past four years and is expected to grow exponentially. A recent study by ABI Research has indicated that the personal robotics market will grow to more than $19 billion in five years.
The hunger for knowledge disseminated around the globe led to the development of the encyclopedia. Along the same lines, the increasing hunger for knowledge regarding robots by novice and robot application developers triggered the team of Robot App Store to create the first encyclopedia for robots – the Robopedia.
The Robot App Store, or the RobotAppStore.com, is an e-commerce site specializing in service robotics. It is an open marketplace for third-party robot-applications (apps) that enhance a robot’s behavior.
The RobotAppStore.com website offers apps for every robot, from vacuum cleaners to humanoid robots, and supports various platforms and operating systems as well.
With the help of RobotAppStore.com, robot-owners can download apps for their robots and app developers can earn money from their applications.
Lately, thousands of people around the globe downloaded robot-apps from RobotAppStore.com and are also contacting the website's customer-service department with requests for more information about their robots, and about the components and sensors involved in the apps they've downloaded.
Many of the RobotAppStore.com's customers have been actively searching for more information about their robo-kind friends, toys and domestic attendants. Consequently, this demand compelled RobotAppStore.com for the development of an encyclopedia for robots called as The Robopedia.
Elad Inbar, the founder of RobotAppStore.com, said in a statement, "Our users are deeply involved with our service; More than 70 percent of our customer-service requests are for more information."
These findings are gleaned from seven months of ongoing discussion with thousands of robot-owners. "This hunger for knowledge has triggered our team to create the first encyclopedia for robots – the Robopedia."
Officials with the company said that the first encyclopedia items were picked from the frequently asked questions. Some of the topics currently covered include, the present and future of robots, their components and concepts. It enables beginners and seasoned developers to obtain clarity about robotics' acronyms and terminology.
Inbar added, "The Robopedia is expected to keep growing; More and more items are being added every day by our community. Everyone has an opportunity to edit, or add items."
In addition, the Robopedia also offers an in-depth knowledgebase articles covering step-by-step application-development for numerous robots.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman