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robot : a mechanism guided by automatic controls — Webster

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Learn About Robot: Glossary


Robot is a mechanical intelligent agent which can perform tasks on its own, or with guidance. In practice a robot is usually an electro-mechanical machine which is guided by computer and electronic programming. Robots can be autonomous or semi-autonomous and come in those two basic types: those which are used for research into human-like systems, such as ASIMO and TOPIO, as well as those into more defined and specific roles, such as Nano robots and Swarm robots; and helper robots which are used to make or move things or perform menial or dangerous tasks, such as Industrial robots or mobile or servicing robots. Another common characteristic is that, by its appearance or movements, a robot often conveys a sense that it has intent or agency of its own. — Wikipedia

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Outline of Robotics (Wikipedia)





Robot Gallery (
Celebrity robots (Alli Knothe,
History of robots (Wikipedia)


Robots Exhibit (Science Museum, UK)

Robots and Beyond: Exploring Artificial Intelligence at MIT (MIT Museum)


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Science Daily, MIT Robotics,, NPR Archives




US Robotics Research Programs (DARPA)
Engineering Humans for War (Annie Jacobsen, The Atlantic)



Origin and Develoopment of Robotic Art (Eduardo Kac)
Robotic Art (Wikipedia)


OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


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The future of robotics: 10 predictions for 2017 and beyond (Bob Violino, ZDNet)
Rise of the Machines: The Future has Lots of Robots, Few Jobs for Humans (Wired)



Robotics Research News -- ScienceDaily Robots and Artificial Intelligence. From babybots to surprisingly accomplished robots, read all the latest news and research in robotics here.

  • These flexible feet help robots walk faster
    on June 2, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Roboticists have developed flexible feet that can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips. The work has applications for search-and-rescue missions as well as space exploration.

  • A good egg: Robot chef trained to make omelettes
    on June 1, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    A team of engineers have trained a robot to prepare an omelette, all the way from cracking the eggs to plating the finished dish, and refined the 'chef's' culinary skills to produce a reliable dish that actually tastes good.

  • Computer vision and uncertainty in AI for robotic...
    on May 27, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Researchers have developed new software that can be integrated with existing hardware to enable people using robotic prosthetics or exoskeletons to walk in a safer, more natural manner on different types of terrain. The new framework incorporates computer vision into prosthetic leg control, and includes robust artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that allow the software to better account for uncertainty.

  • Controlling artificial cilia with magnetic fields...
    on May 26, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Researchers have made artificial cilia, or hair-like structures, that can bend into new shapes in response to a magnetic field, then return to their original shape when exposed to the proper light source.

  • Next generation of soft robots inspired by a...
    on May 20, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Buckling, the sudden loss of structural stability, is usually the stuff of engineering nightmares. But, as anyone who has ever played with a toy popper knows, buckling also releases a lot of energy. When the structure of a popper buckles, the energy released by the instability sends the toy flying through the air. Researchers have harnessed that energy and used buckling to their advantage to build a fast-moving, inflatable soft actuator.