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The evolution of robots

  1. 1. The Evolution of Robots By: Mike Dunn
  2. 2. The First Robot Ever • • • • First known robot made was made between 400350 B.C. created by Archytas It was a steam powered pigeon Made of wood and used steam power to make it move Archytas was a famous philosopher, mathematician astronomer, commander, statesman, and strategist in his day.
  3. 3. Working Robot The first working robot was made in 1961. It was used at the General Motors plant in Ewing Township and created by Joseph F. Engelberger. It was not like the robots you see on tv or anything like that. It was used for moving hot car parts into a cooling liquid. It was named the die-caster and is now on diplay in the industrial history of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. By the year 1983, Engelberger could sell his company for $107 million.
  4. 4. First Robotic Arm • • • • Made in 1963 Controlled by a computer Designed for handicap and had 6 joints that gave it the ability of a human arm Created by doctors in L.A. hospital
  5. 5. Real Robots • • • "Real-life robots aren't quite like what we see in movies such as “Terminator” and “I, Robot.”"-Sara J. Martinez. Robots today do not have personalities and do not grow on their own, but robots can develop more quickly if they have chargeable parts. If robots began on four or two legs, they would become more imbalanced.
  6. 6. Manny • • • • One of the first humanoid robots Android robot with 42 degrees of freedom No intelligence and no autonomous mobility Made in 1989 for U.S. Military
  7. 7. Industrial Revolution With the Industrial revolution, everyone was focusing on mathematics, engineering, and science and they led to robots. People kept this in their mind and in the 19th century, a man created a machine that made work easier and could produce more
  8. 8. MERTZ MERTZ is an active head robot that is designed for learning in a social content. MERTZ is hoping to be able to be placed in a public area for big amounts of time at once
  9. 9. Robonaut 2 • • • First humanoid robot in the space with people Teaches engineers how dexterous robots act in space Could help spacewalkers make repairs or additions to station or perform private work