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Essay title: Expert System

robotics- (n.) The science or study of the technology associated with the design, fabrication, theory, and application of robots

History of Robotics

The fun and intresting

sides, a little history, some intresting uses,

impacts of robots and some future ideas.

By Mike Williams


For Fun and Enjoyment

And a Class Assignment

Ball State University

ITDPT 303 Manufacturing Systems

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“Robotics, computer-controlled machine that is programmed to move, manipulate objects, and accomplish work while interacting with its environment. Robots are able to perform repetitive tasks more quickly, cheaply, and accurately than humans. The term robot originates from the Czech word robota, meaning “compulsory labor.” It was first used in the 1921 play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by the Czech novelist and playwright Karel Capek. The word robot has been used since to refer to a machine that performs work to assist people or work that humans find difficult or undesirable.”

(MSN Learning & Research. 2002)

American Heritage Dictionary: robot (rbt,-bt) n.

1. A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human being and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks on command or by being programmed in advance.

2. A machine or device that operates automatically or by remote control.

3. A person who works mechanically without original thought, especially one who responds automatically to the commands of others.


1. a : a machine that looks like a human being and performs various complex acts ( as walking or talking) of a human being; a similar but fictional machine whose lack of capacity for human emotions is often emphasized b : an efficient insensitive person who functions automatically.

2. a device that automatically performs complicated often repetitive tasks.

3. a mechanism guided by automatic controls.

(Robotics Introduction. 2002)

The robots in the movies are portrayed as fantastic, intelligent, and sometime dangerous artificial life. But robots are really working for people and performing tasked for them and tasks that may be dangerous. And in the future robots will show up in schools, homes and even in parts of the body. As technology advances we are finding more ways to use robots and greater ways to use them.

(The Tech. 2001)

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In the early 1800’s mechanical puppets were first built in Europe, just for entertainment value. And these were called robots since there parts were driven by linkage and cams

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