The word robot
made its debut in 1920 when Karel Capek, a Czech playwright, wrote "R.
Takahashi leads Team Osaka, which competes in various robot
competitions and events around the world, such as Robocup (robot
Under similar circumstances, most conventional robots
would stop functioning, notes Christoph Adami of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences in Claremont, Calif.
ASIMO is not the only humanoid robot
that Japanese scientists and engineers have constructed.
Controllers utilize a common software architecture that enables the user to communicate with the robot
using simple English language commands.
The kids write the program on their computer, they download it to the robot
, and then it's hands off," she says.
The six-axis robot
uses the wait time to mount its spraying tool and apply a parting agent to the mold.
If any part of a robot
's physical design changes, the whole robot
must be redesigned from the beginning," says Barakova.
And Andrew, the butler robot
Robin Williams plays in Bicentennial Man, suffers two centuries of bigotry and prejudice at the hands of humans who think of him as "just a machine.
I have been asked what happens if the robot
destroys a school bus rather than a tank parked nearby," says Johnson, who leads robotics efforts at the Joint Forces Command.
The American military will have these kinds of robots
Several corporations, including Comcast, Nike and Verizon, are experimenting with conversational robots
to deliver service information.