Robots for home. Jinhee Yoo Comp1631 Winter 2011 Assignment #1. A short Robots timeline. 270 BC - An ancient Greek engineer named Ctesibus invented organs and water clocks with movable figures.
Comp1631 Winter 2011
1938- Westinghouse creates ELEKTRO a human-like robot that could walk, talk, and smoke.
1961- UNIMATE becomes the first industrial robot in use. It was used at the General Motors factory in New Jersey.
1963 - The Rancho Arm is created and is the first computer controlled artificial robotic arm, it was designed as a tool for the handicapped. It was developed at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital in Downey, California.
1996- Honda creates P2, the first major step in creating their ASIMO. P2 is the first self-regulating, bipedal humanoid robot.
1997- NASA's PathFinder lands on Mars. It is a robotic rover that sends images and data about Mars back to Earth, while it roams the planet.
2005- The Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), creates HUBO, and claims it is the smartest robot in the world. This robot is linked to a computer via a high-speed wireless connection, the computer does all of the thinking for the robot.