Definition of a Robot According to The Robot Institute of America (1979) : "A reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move materials, parts, tools, or specialized devices through various programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks."
According to the Webster dictionary: "An automatic device that performs functions normally ascribed to humans or a machine in the form of a human (Webster, 1993)."
Quasi can make responses based on guest input and can recognize speech patterns, track faces, detect proximity, dispense candy and even perform a karaoke duet.
Softwares includes Alias Maya, BAT and so on.
Quasi - Carnegie Mellon University
Classification Of Robots ROBOTS Robot like devices: Prostheses Exoskeletons Telecherics Coordinate system based robots: Cylindrical Spherical Cartesian Human like robots: Humanoids, Androids, Actroids, Geminoids,Gynoids
The figure, showing a prosthetic arm actuated by artificial muscles and fit to a human, describes the long-term goals of this research in which the patient will be able to control a multi-degree of freedom robot prosthesis that provides force feedback information.
Genetic Algo (GA): It involves manipulating a fixed-length bit string. The bit string represents a solution to the problem being solved; it is up to the programmer to determine the meaning of the string.
In an experiment, a robot was given the task of navigating to the opposite side of a room through a passage in a wall starting from one wall and heading in a random direction from -90 degrees to 90 degrees, with 0 pointing directly to the opposite wall.
With no evolution and all sensors functioning, the robot was able to navigate successfully about 25% of the time.
After 50 generations of evolution, the robot's success rate increased to about 61%.
With three sensors on the right side of the robot disabled after 50 generations, the success rate dropped to about 42%, but increased over 50 more generations to about 63%.
The results of the experiment show that a robot using CEL can not only learn how to improve its navigation abilities by itself, but also re-learn how to navigate after suffering the loss of some sensory capability