The Future of Robotics

Robotics and robots have come a long way in the last couple years. The robot definition comes in many forms and no one can tell what is exactly a robot. The history of robotics actually goes back to the 3000 BC, when Egyptians were able to make human figurines hit a bell. In the 400 BC, the Archytas of Tarentum were able to make a wooden pigeon fly, and make statues that could speak and gesture. sometime in the first century, Petronius Arbiter was able to make a doll move like a human. Giovanni Torriani made a wooden robot that would go down to the store and get the emerpers bread. over time more robots set there way to modern robotics. The first modern robots came in early 1950’s by George C. Devol. It was a robot that did not sell well, but a man named Joseph Engelberger would make it into an industrial robot in the 1960’s. For his efforts, he would be called the father of robotics.

Robotic has come a long way since the 1950’s. What do you think of a robot today?


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it a drone, maybe a vacuum, or are you thinking of a robot dog? The first robot dog was made in 2015 and was named Spot. Robot dogs were made by Boston Dynamics and are still in development right now.  They are being used to take temperatures for Covid-19 patients. Also, the plan is to put them into the U.S. Air Force as scouts.

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If you are feeling lonely in this world, you can talk to Pepper. This robot companion will listen and respond to your needs. If you went through a disaster lately, then why don’t you spend some time with Paro? Paro is a therapeutic robot baby seal made to comfort and be your pet.

If you want a robot to clean your house and do your dishes, then go speak with Toyota research Institute. The gantry is made to help people around the house but are manly used in factories. It hangs from the ceiling but if you want your robot on the ground they are in development. Robots that people thought were just science fiction just a few years ago are now fact. soon robots will help around the house and be in the military. They might be your friend or maybe your  enemy. I don’t know everything but I do know that the future is coming faster than you think.