Robotics: The Future is Here

July 31, 2018 Author: Shubham Yadav
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The robots are coming, whether we like it or not, and will change our economy in dramatic ways” said the Kristen Soltis Anderson [1].

Robots Dog

Credits: World of Robotic Online 

Robotics, the field that has been changed a since its invention and during this time of evolution many of the new technologies have included in the robotics such as Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and computer engineering. The computer Engineering was the base of the robotics as per the programming of the robots has done through the computers. To understand the present and the future possibilities of robotics, we must have the knowledge of the history of the robotics.

 

Introduction to the robotics:

The answer to the question “what is a robot” varies and thus there is no proper definition. At the beginning of robotics, the definition could be: A robot is a machine designed to accomplish particular tasks [2]. But today the tables have turned that robots are this smarter that they can cook food for you and can make you ready for the job, like a personal assistant. Today the robotics industry has spread in all the sectors, there are robots available for all sort of works, for instance, whether it’s work of a labor or you need a high tech device that can handle your controls, specially designed robots are available for all the sort of jobs.

 

History of Robots :

first robots of world

                                           Credits: Robotics.org

At the beginning of the robotics, the robots were made for single task operation and the robots were designed to perform any basic task in any particular field. The robots are described as the machine to perform the task automatically and eventually the invention of robotics was done to reduce the human work.

The journey of digital robotics has started in 1954. The first commercial, digital and programmable robot was built by George Devol in 1954 and was named the Unimate [2]. Unimate was basically an arm robot which was used to lift things and work as an extra hand for the owner.

 

Robotics In Present:

Robots Playing Chess                                   Credits: PHYS.org

From the beginning the robotics industry has changed drastically, the robotics has touched many sectors of human life including from the vending machine to the spacecraft.  Now the robotics has started integrating with the artificial intelligence. Those were the back school days when they were able to do any single particular task, now they will start learning from themselves with the power of the artificial intelligence. There are many robots which have proved that the future of robotics is unimaginable. In the gaming sector, the variety of robots are available, there are robots which can play chess with and eventually sometimes better than you. Nowadays robots are becoming our companion for instance if you need a dog, there is a robot then if you need a player to play there is a robot. Sophia from the Hanson robotics is the artificial intelligence powered robot has given a lot of interviews to news channels all by itself. From a metallic arm to the interview celebrity, that’s how the robotics field has grown.


 

Future Possibilities of robotics:

The integration of artificial intelligence and the robotics is the first step heading towards the future of infinite possibilities. Sophia is Hanson Robotics’ latest and most advanced robot to date and a cultural icon. She has become a media darling, appearing on major media outlets around the world [4]. That’s true because the robot Sophia is giving interviews to the news channels all by itself. This shows that how the revolution has done in the robotics and this is just the beginning.

Sophia the robots

Credits: Quartz

 

 

References

[1] K. S. Anderson, “Kristen Solits Anderson Quotes,” BrainyQuotes, [Online]. Available: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/kristen_soltis_anderson_867488. [Accessed 31 July 2018].
[2] G. Honk, “A Brief History Of Robots,” SciShow, 25 March 2015. [Online]. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoC2ZGRI8a8&t=240s. [Accessed 31 July 2015].
[3] “Wikipedia,” [Online]. Available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot. [Accessed 31 July 2018].
[4] “Sohpia,” Hanson Robotics, [Online]. Available: http://www.hansonrobotics.com/robot/sophia/. [Accessed 31 July 2018].

 

 

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