Interesting Facts About Robotics


Introduction: Robots are not a new idea, they have been around for age groups. In 1939, the first humanoid robot was created. It actually spoke over 700 words and appeared in a movie in the 1960s. There has been death by robot as well; in 1981 a Japanese worker in the Kawasaki factory was crushed by a robotic arm. The term "robotics" refers to the technology that has the main purpose in creating the mechanical intelligent agents called robots. Keywords: robots, science fun, human being The term "robot" was first coined by Czech writer Karel Capek in his play R.U.R. while term "robotics" was first coined by Isaac Asimov in his 1941 science fiction short-story "Liar!".The great Leonardo Da Vinci has predicted the creation of robots in future. At first mechanics was the great force behind the development of robots but as the science became more technologically advanced mechanics was replaced with electronics. The first digital and programmable robot was invented by George Devol in 1954 and is famous under the name of Unimate. RoboCup World Championship (the soccer games with robots) which started in 1997 is often used as a testing ground regarding the robot's dynamics and holy grail of robotics is to improve AI intelligence, particularly to create robots that would be able to integrate knowledge and put information into context so that they could make decisions in a split second.

The original idea behind creating robots was to use them do the work of humans, particularly hard work or work in a dangerous environment. Robots which must work instead of humans require some way to manipulate objects; pick up, modify, destroy, or otherwise have an effect and so far the science is finding it very hard to recreate human moves in robots. The current existing robots can walk or run but this movement doesn't look that similar to humans and it also uses great deal of energy which means that robotics needs to make future robots more energy efficient. Most today's mobile robots have wheels instead of legs. Today's robots are used for various purposes all the way from vacuuming floors, mowing lawns, cleaning drains to investigating other planets, building cars, as well as being used in military operations. Asia is believed to have more than half of all the robots in the world (particularly Japan that has over the 30% of all the robots in the world). There are some people who believe that the future development in robotics will cause big unemployment because robots would be able to do the skilled work better than humans, not to mention the fact that they would likely be more than able to exceed the capability of workers to perform most jobs.

Today Today, there are robots everywhere. They are used in the army to scout for bombs in war zones. They also fly over war zones to detect where enemies are located. Robots are used in factories as well to do repetitive jobs like tightening tire nuts on a car assembly line. Robots are also used in the medical field to do delicate surgery and can even be controlled from across the country. Interesting Comment The founder of a robotics institute predicts, in the next 4 years, humans will be having intimate contact with robots. He also believes that in 2040, robots are going to be their own species, with feelings and emotions. Conclusion: Through this article I am going to tell that, the future world is going to be run by robots.

Mobile Robotic Arm


Robotics is a very interesting topic to one and all, especially for children. They are fascinated by this word and so curious about it that they would go to any extent to get hold of a robot if given a chance. We have encountered, on several occasions, students who are so curious about robotics that they would spend 15 hrs daily on making the robots. Robotics is a convergence of Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical and Information Technology. One must be conversant with these streams and must know the nuances of Mechatronics. 80% of technology jobs in the next 10 years are going to be in the field of Automation.

Hence, robotics or automation is going to touch the lives of every living person. The word robotics was derived from the word robot, which was introduced to the public by Czech writer Karel Capek in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), which premiered in 1921. The word robot comes from the Slavic word robota, which is used to refer forced labor. The Robotic Arm is the most important function of a robot for lifting and placing various objects automatically in a given sequence to reduce the laborious job.

The robotic arm has several industrial applications for performing complex and precise jobs where humans tend to make error. Such an arm has also been used to perform heart surgery very recently. Several mechanisms are used in the robotic arm for bending and gripping. The Robotic arm can also be programmed using various IT languages. The most commonly used language for programming is C. The model has been created to understand the assembly and functions of a robotic arm. It can be operated remotely through IR, RF or Bluetooth. A camera can be mounted on this robotic arm to perform remote controlled operations. We invite students in the age group of 12 yrs. to 18 yrs. for an exciting workshop on robotics which will train and educate the participants on Mechatronics and Information Technology. Enter the exciting world of Robotics with IndiaFirstTM Robotics Academy. Build your own robot, program it and perform unique functions to learn deeper in the field of Robotics Engineering. Contact:IndiaFirstTM Robotics Academy,4th Floor, Shreenidhi Chambers,Opp. Regional Passport Office,Senapati Bapat Road,Pune - 411016Tel: 020-2565 0404/02 M: +91 844 6767 222E: info@

Dexter Industries And Generation Robots to Enter Into a Mutual Partnership


Both companies have a common history as Generation Robots was amongst the first to distribute Dexter Industries products in France and in Europe. With this mutual collaboration Generation Robots will become the exclusive reseller for Dexter Industries products in European countries and Dexter Industries will make HumaRobotics current and upcoming products available for American customers with nationwide support. "Dexter Industries and Generation Robots teams share the same passion for robotics. We have the common goal of making robots and associated technologies easily available, affordable and easy to use for people wanting to experiment with robots. We want to enable scientists, engineers and hobbyists to put together real-life applications.

We are in touch with some great minds and what we want is to bring great robot parts and sensors for them to create amazing robots! " says John Cole, founder of Dexter Industries. Jerome Laplace, CEO and founder of Generation Robots states "We have been collaborating with the team at Dexter Industries for a few years now and we definitely have many things in common. Our companies have an extensive knowledge regarding the needs and projects of hobbyists and educators. These communities are very important to us and we are committed to continue supplying innovative hardware and software to them. We grew up being the generation of computers and IT. Today's generation will be the generation of Robotics and Intelligent system. We want our children to be experts in these skills areas." For both Dexter Industries and Generation Robots, this collaboration will open the doors to new kind of collaboration as their respective R&D teams begin to collaborate on new projects. About Dexter Industries: Based in Washington, DC (USA), Dexter Industries manufactures and sells LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT compatible sensors.

Dexter Industries in an innovation driven company and released state of the art sensors and accessories and communication modules. These products are used worldwide in the classroom by educators and students and at home by hobbyists. More information on Dexter Industries can be found at About Generation Robots: Established in 2008 and Based in Bordeaux (France) Generation Robots is an established European leader for the distribution of mobile robots and related accessories to educators and hobbyists. With operations at the European leader, Generation Robots has become one of the favorite sources for creative individuals and goal oriented academics. Generation Robots partners with several European High Schools, Universities to allow More information on Generation Robots can be found at About HumaRobotics: Hosted at Generation Robots, HumaRobotics is a Research and Development initiative aiming to bring new robotics technologies at various levels. The HumaRobotics team mission is to develop innovative hardware and software and bring them to the existing community of individuals, researchers and educators looking to build robots. Subjects of interest include: embedded robotics hardware, Artificial Intelligence, Vision systems and advanced algorithms. More information on HumaRobotics can be found at