The History and Importance of Robots

1308 WordsJun 23, 20186 Pages
The first known robot was created around 400-350 BC by the mathematician Archytas and was a steam powered pigeon. Archytas constructed his bird out of wood and used steam to power the movement of the robot. This bird was then suspended from a pivot bar at one point the bird managed to fly as much as 200 meters before it ran out of steam. This is not only the first known robot. Robots are machines capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically or controlled by imputed source by impued source. Robots could be defined in many different ways but a robot isn't just a human resembling machine it can be drone for example. A drone is simply a flying robot that can also be controlled or anonymously through software flight plans…show more content…
Robots now are able to do many task by either being program to do that specific task or learn it themselves on their own. They don't need to be program to do a task. They are able to learn something on there own thats new and do it very quickly. The ability to has a huge positive impact. Satyandra K Gupta states that “ In a simplistic sense, the home robot marked can be divided into three categories(1) robots helping wit dull and tedious household chores;(2) robots taking on new roles in homes (e.g..,education, entertainment, companionship; and (3) robots in assisted living communities” (Parag.2). This shows that robots are able to educate kids or entertain them. Robots can show companionship. Robots can be a part of school for kids because they can always be ready to teach and are kid friendly. They are able to show facial expression so can show “emotion” and almost be life like. To sum up robots are going to make life easier by just helping around the house or teaching a child how to read. Robots will improve our health care service with the new advances in robotics. Rich Hooper states that “ It is dangerous for humans to go out in space. keeping robots operating reliably in space presents some unique challenges for engineers. Robots are a big part in NASA. For example the robotic rover they use is very important for exploring areas in space where humans can't go” (Parag.2). This suggests that robotics are allowing man to explore like never before. It is
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