Robot Summary

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  • 9 Encyclopedia Articles

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Encyclopedia Articles (9)

1,267 words, approx. 5 pages
Robotics Technology The word "robot" was coined in 1934 by the Czech playwright Karel C apek from the Czech word robota, meaning "compulsory labor." While this original mea... Read more
2,104 words, approx. 8 pages
Robotics Robotics is the study of how to design, build, use, and work with robots. Although there is no consensus regarding the definition of the term robot, it is commonly defined as a mechanism that... Read more
1,142 words, approx. 4 pages
Robots The traditional romantic portrayal of the robot is as an anthropomorphic, autonomous entity that possesses intelligence and walks and talks in a way that mimics human behavior. The truth is not... Read more
2,259 words, approx. 8 pages
A Brief History of Robotics Since 1950 Overview The term "robot" comes from a Czechoslovakian word for "work" used in the 1921 play by Karel Capek called R.U.R. ("Ro... Read more
920 words, approx. 4 pages
Robotics Robotics is the technology associated with robots. Although there is no single definition of the term, robots are generally considered to be moving programmable machines that perform tasks au... Read more
935 words, approx. 4 pages
Robotics Robotics and its "offspring"—robots—have long been a source of fascination to human beings, both in and out of the scientific community. The term "robot" was first used in a 1920s... Read more
1,381 words, approx. 5 pages
Robots and Robotics Robots are programmable machines capable of moving around in and interacting with their physical environment. The word robot was popularized by Karel Capek (1890–1938) in hi... Read more
1,345 words, approx. 5 pages
Robot Toys Robots combine sensors, computation, and motors to interact intelligently with their environment. Robot toys need to be so cheap and robust that they can be used as playthings. While ther... Read more
1,690 words, approx. 6 pages
Robotics Today's manufacturers in numerous industries are gaining rapid increases in productivity by taking advantage of automation technologies. One of these automation technologies, robotics,... Read more
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