The Robot App Store Presents the First Encyclopedia for Consumer Robots
Robopedia gives consumers detailed information on robotics' products, companies and components
By Robotics Trends' News Sources - Filed Aug 16, 2012

The Robot App Store has begun building a much-needed resource for the robot-curious public in it's Robopedia. The encyclopedia includes information aimed at consumers on the consumer robotics products for sale as well as the companies behind them. In addition, this area of the site now includes general information on sensors and software that the public can easily understand along with feature articles on consumer-focused topics in robotics. If you're thinking of developing your own robot app, you too can find a resource here, and join the app store's Developers Program.

The Robot-owners have developed feelings for their robots; Many of them are actively searching for more information about their robokind friends, toys and domestic attendants. These findings are gleaned from seven months of ongoing discussion with thousands of robot-owners at the website RobotAppStore.com. According to the founder Elad Inbar, more than 70% of the website’s customer-service requests are for more information about the robots’ components and the robots themselves. This demand has led to the first-ever encyclopedia for robots– the Robopedia.

The past months were very busy at RobotAppStore.com. Thousands of people from all around the world downloaded robot-apps from the marketplace and granted new feats to their robots. Surprisingly, the users’ interaction with the website didn’t stop there. People are 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.“This was a good surprise,” said Inbar, who founded RobotAppStore.com, “Our users are deeply involved with our service; More than 70% of our customer-service requests are for more information.This hunger for knowledge has triggered our team to create the first encyclopedia for robots – the Robopedia.”

According to the company, the first encyclopedia items were selected from the most common questions their users asked, but it is not going to stop there as Mr. Inbar explained: “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.” The topics cover the present and future of robots, their components and concepts. It enables beginners and seasoned developers to obtain clarity about robotics’ acronyms and terminology.Under the supervision of Anna Sander, Head of Product, the Robopedia also offers in-depth knowledgebase articles covering step-by-step application development for numerous robots. 

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