What makes a robot a robot?

At CES 2017, you have to ask: What makes a robot a robot?

While there are the obvious ones such as the humanoid “Pepper,” displays in the colossal electronic equipment show stretched the definition of a robot to add Amazon Echo like hearts that featured luminous eyes or that bobbed to music.

It’s possible for you to thank Amazon’s Alexa voice helper for helping blur the lines between a gadget as well as a robot. First comes dialogue between us and them, and after that comes an
emotional connection as an increasing number of smart devices find their voice. CES suggested strongly in a huge future for the prospect of robots at home.


 Introduction to Robots

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a robot?

For many people it is a machine that imitates a human—like the androids in Star Wars, Terminator and Star Trek: The Next Generation. However much these robots capture our imagination, such robots still only inhabit Science Fiction. People still haven’t been able to give a robot enough ‘common sense’ to reliably interact with a dynamic world. However, Rodney Brooks and his team at MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab are working on creating such humanoid robots.


Robotic Parts – What Makes a Robot

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Sensor – Sensors measure attributes and interact with external events. Using a transducer, the sensor transforms the energy associated with what is being measured into another form of energy. In robotics, some of the items sensors measure include speed, orientation, and proximity of other objects.


 Robot – Wikipedia

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Robot – Wikipedia

The word ‘robot’ was first used to denote a fictional humanoid in a 1920 play by the Czech writer, Karel Čapek but it was Karel’s brother Josef Čapek who was the word’s true inventor. Electronics evolved into the driving force of development with the advent of the first electronic autonomous robots created by William Grey Walter in Bristol, England in 1948.

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