National Junior Robotics Competition 2011. Team Name: Robotics Genesis Team Members: YEO MENG HAN (BUILDER/PROGRAMMER) RYAN GOH (BUILDER/PROGRAMMER) SHILPA SANIL (RESEARCHER/VIDEOGRAPHER)
Team Name: Robotics Genesis
Team Members: YEO MENG HAN (BUILDER/PROGRAMMER)
RYAN GOH (BUILDER/PROGRAMMER)
SHILPA SANIL (RESEARCHER/VIDEOGRAPHER)
MILANPREET KAUR (RESEARCHER/VIDEOGRAPHER)
Clepsydra1400 BCBabylonians develop the clepsydra, a clock that measures time using the flow of water. It's considered one of the first "robotic" devices in history. For centuries, inventors will refine the design. Around 270 BC, the Greek inventor Ctesibius becomes famous for a water clock with moving figures on it.
Shakey1966The Artificial Intelligence Center at the Stanford Research Center begins development of Shakey, the first mobile robot. It is endowed with a limited ability to see and model its environment and is controlled by a computer that fills an entire room.
Aibo1999Gadget lovers develop a serious case of puppy love for Sony's robot dog AIBO. The $2,000 mechanical mutt can navigate around a room and respond to a set of limited commands.
Roomba2002The Roomba robotic vacuum from the iRobot Corp. is released. The Frisbee-shaped device has sold over 2 million units to date, making it the most commercially successful domestic robot in history.
Speecys2004The robotics business hits the big time, becoming a $1.06 billion business in North America. Pictured is the humanoid robot Speecys SPC-003.