Robotics Intermediate. Camp 2012. What is a robot?. ro·bot [ roh-buht , - bot ] noun 1. a machine that resembles a human and does mechanical, routine tasks on command. 2. a person who acts and responds in a mechanical, routine manner, usually subject to another's will; automaton.
ro·bot [roh-buht, -bot]
1. a machine that resembles a human and does mechanical, routine tasks on command.
2. a person who acts and responds in a mechanical, routine manner, usually subject to another's will; automaton.
3. any machine or mechanical device that operates automatically with humanlike skill.
Unimate was the first industrial robot ever created (1960s)
The first assembly robot constructed a toy boat and a car from a heap of mixed parts. (1970s)
Robotic Age kicks off with a new robot or company entering the market every month (1980s)
NASA’s Pathfinder lands on Mars and the rover captures images (1990s)
Humanoid robots such as Honda’s ASIMO, Sony Dream Robots and Aibo robot dog are showcased (2004)
Humanoid – something that has an appearance or resemblance to a human being
Lara – First female humanoid robot.
2015-2020 – every Korean household and many in Europe will have a robot
2018 – robots will carry out surgery
2022 – intelligent robots that sense their environment, make decisions and learn
2034 – robots performing most household tasks
Mechanical Engineering – includes the design, analysis and manufacturing of machines.
Mechanical Engineers work to make our lives more comfortable
They create machines, products, and new technologies.
A mechanical engineer may design machines that build other machines. For instance, a robotics engineer may be involved with creating the devices that are used in assembling automobiles. Engineers are concerned with the robot's structure, its joint mechanisms, bearings, and heat transfer characteristics.