BSIT – Technical Writing Major Paper Introduction
Submitted by: Lawrence Ainsley Rodriguez Submitted to: Engr. King Harold Recto
Wheel-based Terrestrial Robot for Reconnaissance Equipped with Rotational Camera, Gripping Mechanism and Multipurpose Lights
From the early days of stone, steam, brass and coal through today’s metal, electricity, silicone and oil. Mankind relied on technology to help them on their daily labor work. Technology used every single day such as transportation vehicles, computers, home appliances, construction tools and robots. Robots in particular, which had been recently evolving from simple entertaining dancing or singing gimmicks to useful assets in doing resourceful, stressful and even dangerous jobs. Robot, the word itself originating from Josef Čapek and first known to the public thanks to the story of his brother Czech writer Karel Čapek’s “Rossum’s Universal Robots” whereas robots were described as artificial human workers being controlled by actual humans. Just like how the story goes, in real life robots today are being used by humans to benefit themselves and the efforts of progressing society.
Robots from the base of their concept of being fully autonomous existed since the early centuries of 1023 BC, from the artificer Yan Shi presenting the idea of a life-size human-like figure of a mechanical creature to King Mu of Zhou. Moving forward through history, people such as Leonardo da Vinci designing humanoid robots, Jacques de Vaucanson who created a mechanical duck capable of eating, flapping its wings and even excrete, and Nikola Tesla who introduced the first radio-controlled vessel. Collectively over the years, the concept of a robot has extended and evolved from simple ideas or fictional pieces of entertainment to a variety of types of robots. From humanoid-like machines which move like metal-bound people, aerial robotic drones in various sizes and shapes...