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Robotics

  1. 1. ROBOTICS
  2. 2. INTRODUCTIONThe branch of technology that deals with thedesign, construction, operation, structuraldeposition, manufacture and application ofrobots for their control, sensory feedback andprocessing.
  3. 3. ETYMOLOGY• ‘Robot’ first used by Czech writer Karel Capek.• ‘Robotics’ coined by Isaac Asimov• First used in Asimov’s short story ‘Runaround’
  4. 4. COMPONENTSPower sourceActuationAir musclesMuscle wireTouchVisionManipulationLocomotion
  5. 5. MAKING THEM MORE HUMANHuman Robot interactionSpeech recognitionRobotic voiceGesturesFacial expressionsArtificial emotionsPersonality
  6. 6. ROBOTICS - APPLICATIONS• Industries• War machines• Education
  7. 7. ASIMOV’S 3 LAWS1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
  8. 8. ROBOTICS IN MODERN CULTURE• Books
  9. 9. • Movies
  10. 10. CONCLUSIONInstitutes such as MIT (through its cyberfloraproject) and Carnegie Mellon UniversityRobotics Institute are involved in Roboticsresearch. Considering the breakthroughs thatthese institutes achieve periodically it is nothard to imagine a future when Robots becomeas common as medicines!!

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