Robotics A General Overview of a Robot’s Construction
2176 WordsJun 16, 20189 Pages
Humanity was and always is attracted to the concept of an artificial being that would make life easier and more enjoyable. The word Robot was introduced in 1921 by Karel Capek, who was a check writer in his play "R.U.R" (Rossuum's Universal Robots ) that originally meant compulsory labor. Then in 1927 Fritz Lang, in his movie Metropolis was the first to project a robot in the modern meaning. Nowadays the general understanding about robots, according to the Robot Institute of America as of 1979, a robot is perceived as "A reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools, or specialized devices through various programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks" . Simply put, according to…show more content…
Mobile robots, or also known as mobots, are quite impressive, when it comes to curriers in busy building and security guards. These robots are appropriate because of the high availability, and high reliability since they can work 24/7 and their coordinates are easily monitored. We can say that mobots are really useful in the everyday life since we already have automotive cruising vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles that reduce human error to the minimum.
Another impressive field that robots are used today is in hazardous environment; where for a human being would be impossible to be in. For example, lunar explorers were used to clean-up the Chernobyl disaster, and the results were quite impressive. Considering that robots do not need to breathe, and the effect that toxic and hazardous materials have on them is minimal or better stated none, the manipulation of such materials is one of the perfect jobs for them. Also, in this field, all of us have heard of the robots that have been exploring Mars and other planets of our solar system. Since the time needed to make the researches and collecting of samples is quite long for a human to stay and in a way or another quite dangerous for his physical and mental health, robots that are able to learn and need no outside guidance except what is built in for them, are the best and most logical choice.
To keep the awesomeness of robots coming, they are also the ones responsible for making possible