Robots

By Roo

Intro to Robots

Have you ever had a surgery where there were no doctors in the room? You might wonder how that is done. Controlled robots can do brain surgery more accurately than the average doctor. They can walk, talk, run, kick, rollerblade, go up stairs, do extensive dangerous surgeries, and make cars. I think that is a lot! In this essay you will learn what it is, some of the jobs they do, entertainment, history, future and the laws of making and keeping a robot.

What is it?

What is it?

According to idahoptv.org (Idaho public television), robot comes from the Czech word 'robota' which means 'forced work or labor'. We use the word "Robot" today to mean any man-made machine that can perform work or actions normally performed by humans. Some people think robots are mindless pieces of metal and wires, but thatÕs not true.

 

Jobs and Work for Robots.

Military jobs.   Did you know that some robots are in the military? Some robots work to defuse bombs and to do a sneak attack. These robots help a lot of people and save a lot of lives.

Hospital jobs. Some robots in Japan work as receptionists and they lead patients to their next room. These robots are monitored to make sure they donÕt go to the wrong room.

Doctor robots. To make extensive surgeries more accurate we use robots so there will be fewer fatalities. Some robots do brain surgery because if a doctor messes up then the person dies and that isnÕt good so they use robots to make sure that its hard to make a mistake.

Robots clean

Robots Clean floors. A robot called the ÒroombaÓ can mop and vacuum your floors so it saves time so you can be lazy and watch TV. Using this skill saves you valuable T.V time. Others can

 

Joyous Robots that play.

Personalized robots. Sometimes you can buy personalized robots. It is hard to find a good deal on the Internet though. Having a personalized robot can be really cool and some of the styles are awesome!

Entertainment.  Robots are found in radio shack and some of the robots there are made for entertainment lots of styles like the Robosaipen and other ones. These are cool robots that move walk make sounds see colors go after red balls and more!

Stairs the robot called Asimo can go up stairs! It is a robot made by Honda. According to the Honda web site (http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/new/) The New ASIMO has made great leaps forward from its predecessor. In fact, the New ASIMO can walk along with you (holding your hand if you wish J), and features advanced mobility, to the extent that ASIMO can now move carts and other objects around at will. And, with a newly developed total control system that controls all of ASIMO's functions, ASIMO can autonomously act as a receptionist, or even deliver drinks on a tray. The New ASIMO is also more agile than before, being able to run at 6km/h, and even turn while running

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History and future Robots.

Robots have a mind of their own.  Lots of scientist debate if technology can have a mind of its own, and if robots would do whatever it wants, but it has to stick to the rules it was built with. Many of them think that you have to have a brain to think for your self. According to Cincinnati.com, a remote control motorcycle went left when he was trying to go right. Is this the beginning of a whole new world controlled by creepy robots?! Who knows?

Laws for robots.

There are three laws about making and using robotics.

According to Isaac Asimov, these are the laws about robotics.

Law Zero

 

A robot may not injure humanity, or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm

 

Law One

                                                                         

A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm, unless this would violate a higher-order Law

 

Law Two

 

(a)     A robot must obey orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with a higher-order Law

 

(b)     A robot must obey orders given it by super ordinate robots, except where such orders would conflict with a higher-order Law

 

Law Three

 

(a)                            A robot must protect the existence of a super ordinate robot as long as such protection does not conflict with a higher-order Law

Using these rules help keep you safe!

Conclusion to Robots

In conclusion, you might think of robots as an absolute fantastic, fabulous, fantabulous, fantabulastic electronic device!  What would the world be without them?!

 

Bibliography

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medgadget.com

Robots Lead the Way in Hospitals

23 april, 2007

The Japanese sure love their robots. Two new robotic additions to the Aizu central hospital in Fukushima help guide patients throughout the hospital while holding their bags. A blue robot, who has a "fondness for donuts," acts as the receptionist, while the green robot (pictured) carries bags for patients and guides them to their next destination. It won't be long before they have robotic doctors (or even blog-writers) and we're all out of a job.

 

Bibliography

Wikipedia

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Military Robot

24 april, 2007

Such systems are currently being researched by a number of militaries. Already remarkable success has been achieved with unmanned aerial vehicles like the Predator drone, which are capable of taking surveillance photographs, and even accurately launching missiles at ground targets, without a pilot. A subclass of these are Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles, which are designed to carry out strike missions in combat.

 

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RoombaReview.com

Radio-Controlled Robosapien Style Robot Toy Roboactor

24 april, 2007

This is a cool website that gives info about different toys.  One section had robots.

 

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Aving.net

NSBS Corporation

Emotional wireless network robot 'netoy

25 april, 2007

GOYANG, Korea (AVING Special Report on 'NextComShow 2006') -- <Visual News> IZI robotics presented 'netoy', an emotional robot that can offer various services including weather, latest news update, and audio-book through KT's wireless internet service 'Nespot'. It can also provide with wake-up call and daily scheduling.

 

Bibliography

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 American Honda Motor Co. Inc.

ASIMO the humaoid robot- honda tech america tours

25 april, 2007

A breakthrough version of Honda's humanoid robot ASIMO made its North American debut today at the Consumer Electronics Show