Journal article Open Access
Andreas Kamilaris; Nicol`o Botteghi
As the Internet of Things (IoT) penetrates dierent domains and application areas, it has recently entered also the world of robotics. Robotics constitutes a modern and fast-evolving technology, increasingly being used in industrial, commercial and domestic settings.
IoT, together with the Web of Things (WoT) could provide many benefits to robotic systems. Some of the benefits of IoT in
robotics have been discussed in related work. This paper moves one step further, studying the actual current use of IoT in robotics,
through various real-world examples encountered through a bibliographic research. The paper also examines the potential ofWoT,
together with robotic systems, investigating which concepts, characteristics, architectures, hardware, software and communication
methods of IoT are used in existing robotic systems, which sensors and actions are incorporated in IoT-based robots, as well as in
which application areas. Finally, the current application of WoT in robotics is examined and discussed.