Robots Vs Robots

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With space travel being a topic much looked at since the middle of the 20th century, it is only inevitable that man has already entered space and taken that step into space travel. However, even though man has done so before, it does not necessarily man should continue to do what can be done by the technological advantages of this age; robots. Having the ability to send exclusively robotic missions into space provides many advantages that a human accompanied mission could not also have claim to, one obvious variation being in the safety of a robotic mission versus a manned mission. Humans are fragile when it comes to being put into environments other than their own (Colwell & Britt, n.d.) and there are a lot of physical health setbacks. When in zero-g in space, human bodies face many changes such as a sudden height increase, and even face a weakening of the bones that can later lead to bones breaking much easier from even small accidents (“Manned or Unmanned?”, 2001). Humans also face the risk of being exposed to radiation when there is no atmosphere surrounding them to protect them (“Manned or Unmanned?”, 2001) and the temperatures of different planets and elements of space make it nearly impossible for a human to be able to travel to certain places (Colwell & Britt, n.d). Robots, however, do not face this kind of setback and are much more tolerant to the environment outside of earth’s atmosphere. Human lives are also at risk when in space, and can be lost very quickly due
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