Robotics And Automation : A Boon Or A Bane

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ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION: A BOON OR A BANE IN TODAY’S WORLD In today’s world of rapidly advancing smartphones, gadgets and electronics, there is a further advancement in the field of Robotics. The Robots which earlier seemed to amuse people in the earlier decades of the 90’s have provide far more promising than what they seemed. Ancient Greek mathematicians and scientists predicted the existence of automated artificial robots in near future that would be able to handle various tasks. The term "robot" was first used in a play called "R.U.R." or "Rossum 's Universal Robots" by the Czech writer Karel Capek in 1921. Later, in 1942, Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov first used the word "robotics" to describe the technology of robots and predicted the rise of a powerful robot industry. He gave the three most important laws of Robotics. The upcoming years brought great wonders in the form of various robots like SCARA, CANADARM, MARS ROVER, & ASIMO. Various countries came up with their own Robots, each one of which was special in its own way. The applications of robots were limited to specific fields, which is now greatly diversified. It ranges from Pick and Place applications, Agricultural, Medical and Industrial Automation, Military missions, Space Research and multipurpose applications like humanoid robots. The Robots back then were limited to some particular purpose, but due to major changes in

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