from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The science or study of the technology associated with the design, fabrication, theory, and application of robots.
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- n. The science and technology of robots, their design, manufacture, and application
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- n. the area of AI concerned with the practical use of robots
But a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur, one that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot: a Cylon.
The term robotics was introduced by writer Isaac Asimov.
The ARISE® program, as I call my robotics curriculum, has developed and grown from one course to four different courses over the past seven years.
The first, “A More Perfect You: The Science of Surrogates” (14 minutes), talks about advances in robotics as well as a little information on the making of the movie, especially in terms of how to turn an older actor into an ageless robot by combining makeups, prosthetics, and special effects.
But it seems to give a "green light" for even more robust commercial space vehicle developments in robotics and manned space flight during coming years.
The CEO of Wowwee robotics is my guess - he used to work for NASA, right?
Thirty years, and many advances in robotics later, mannequins were so life-like that they were only allowed to have simple programmed instructions.
People who have never worked in robotics often have wildly exaggerated ideas about what is feasible. common sense
We have no where near the capabilities in robotics to do everything autonomously.
"Manned missions are hugely more expensive and the practical case for sending people weakens with every advance in robotics and miniaturisation."
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