Robots of today “Robot” Etymology The word " Robot " comes from the 1921 play "R.U.R." (Rossum\'s Universal Robots) by the Czech writer Karel Capek (pronounced "chop\'ek"). "Robot" comes from the Czech word "robota", meaning "forced labor."
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1983 novel “I Robot”
One robot\'s 200 year journey to become an ordinary man.
and has been called the
"father of robotics."
Isaac Asimov and Joe Engleberger →
I, iBotDean Kamen invented what he calls “the world’s most sophisticated robot” to transport people with mobility impairments places they never thought they could go.
Exploring Caves With Hopping Microbots
Wall Climbing and Manipulating Robot
robotic automatic weather stations (AWS)
Remotec Mine-Disposal Robots
John Bloomfield\'s prototype guardian robot
Why build cooperating robots?
A snapshot of sidewinder like locomotion (left) and the rolling track (above).
Long-Term Goal: the Synthesis of 3D Scenes