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*History of Robotics
The fun and intresting
sides, a little history, some intresting uses,
impacts of robots and some future ideas.

A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human being and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.
A machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control.
A person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others.
a : a machine that looks like a human being and performs various complex acts ( as walking or talking) of a human being; a similar but fictional machine whose lack of capacity for human emotions is often emphasized b : an efficient insensitive person who functions automatically.
a device that automatically performs complicated often repetitive tasks.
a mechanism guided by automatic controls.
A robot may not injure a human being, or through inaction allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the first law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the first or second law.
(Robotics Introduction. 2001.)

Mobile Robotics moved into its own in 1983 when Odetics introduced this six-legged vehicle which was capable of climbing over objects. This robot could lift over 5.6 times its own weight parked and 2.3 times it weight moving.
(UK Robotics 2001)

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{text:bookmark-start} {text:bookmark-end} HOW ROBOTS WORK

“The inspiration for the design of a robot manipulator is the human arm, but with some differences. For example, a robot arm can extend by telescoping—that is, by sliding cylindrical sections one over another to lengthen the arm. Robot arms also can be constructed so...