Robots

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Robots always had a special place in mankind’s heart. There has always been an aura of mystery and discovery surrounding them. What is a robot? Wikipedia defines it as “an automatically guided machine which is able to do tasks on its own.” That is a good definition of a robot, but there are few exceptions too. The term “robot” was first created by Josef Capek. It was used by his brother Karel Capek in his play Rossum’s Universal Robots. The word literally means “work” in Czech. The science fiction author Isaac Asimov was the first person to use the word “robotics” in his short story "Liar!" One of the first robots was thought up by Leonardo Da Vinci. It was only a sketch of a mechanical knight, who was able to sit up, wave his arms,…show more content…
R2-D2 and C-3PO each had interesting personalities and major parts in the storyline. Movies have also shown robots in a different way. People thought of the idea that robots will become smarter than humans. This, they think, will cause the robots to destroy the human race. Another hypothetical end would be gray goo, which is when a swarm of nanobots will self replicate until they consume the entire Earth or universe. Even if those events are unlikely to occur, robots can be harmful if they are not working properly, or they aren't being used properly. There has been two deaths caused by robots. One was struck by a robot arm. The other was pushed into a grinding machine. Robotics is still developing, and they still have many flaws in them, many of which are hard to solve. For instance, robots have no intelligence. This makes it hard for them to correct their mistakes. The robot might be doing a task wrong, but it won’t notice. This makes it important that there is constant human supervision. Robots also tend to be very pricey. This is because of the many parts in a robot which are needed to accomplish a task. The future of robotics is coming to us very quickly. Soon, other different robots will emerge. Nanotechnology creates robots which cannot be seen with the human eye. These robots can be used in medicine, or they can be used for surgery. Another idea is for robots to change their form based on the task which they are doing. There is also the idea of robots

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