Spooky Tech: Industrial vs Service Robots

Spooky Tech: Industrial vs Service Robots

Many questions remain unresolved as a result of recent advancements in robotics. It is intriguing to ponder issues like, “What defines a service robot?” and “What distinguishes industrial robots from service robots?” Let’s look at critical distinctions between service and industrial robots.

Industrial robots are robots made by programming mechanical devices that can take the place of humans in undertaking repetitive hazardous activities that require a great deal of accuracy.

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Service Robots, on the other hand, are those robots that labor on your behalf in a manner similar to that of a human. These robots help people carry out tasks that may be messy, repetitive, or risky and may involve home chores.

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Industrial vs Service Robots 


One fundamental distinction between industrial robots and service robots is their application. Industrial robots are utilized extensively in factories and manufacturing industries to carry out risky activities, while service robots are typically used in homes and offices to lend a helping hand. This is due to the high degree of accuracy in Industrial robots compared to Service robots.

However, a service robot can also be used in an industrial or commercial setting, just not in a production environment or for manufacturing practices. In a commercial setting, this includes assisting customers in carrying out bank transactions and helping them find their way into stores. While in an industrial setting, it ranges from logistics, healthcare, and even the military.

While most industrial robots are only effective for one task in a specific area, service robots can accomplish their duties in various settings.

Target Customers

Manufacturers utilize many industrial robots. They perform various jobs, including pick-and-place, painting, welding, and assembly. They can also be used in other industries in performing similar tasks.

Service robots are more likely used to assist people in carrying out their tasks or perform them in their stead rather than replace them entirely. Therefore, service robots’ most likely customers are firms that focus on customer service. These include healthcare, hotels, and retailers. Customers in agriculture, logistics, and construction can also employ service robots to help them carry out their tasks.


Compared to service robotics, industrial robotics are more developed. Although service robots have been present since the 1950s, their employment is still somewhat limited. Industrial robots on the other hand were swiftly embraced to boost production productivity and cut costs. Another factor that led to this was that Industrial robots were easier to implement since they are installed in one place and perform repetitive tasks.

On the other hand, Service robots’ evolved at a slower rate since they are challenging to design and install due to their flexibility and mobility. Although, since the development of 3D vision technology and artificial intelligence, the use of service robots has grown.

Get in Touch with Experts at ACS

Do you have questions or concerns about your industrial robotics and automation equipment or think it may need service? If it’s still under warranty, contact your OEM. If it is out of warranty, contact an independent industrial electronic repair center such as ACS Industrial. With ACS, you are assured of receiving all that and quality service. Allow the experts at ACS to provide you with a free evaluation and repair quote.

  • A repair can often save up to 80% of the purchase of new equipment.
  • Most repairs are returned to you within 7-15 days of approval.
  • After approval, our Rush Repair Service ships in just 2-5 days.
  • We provide a full two-year warranty on all repairs.

Need Industrial Robotics Electronics repair and service? ACS can help. Learn more at our Robotics Repair Service page.

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