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Robots • Asimo from Honda By Erik Brandt Robots in General • P2 from Honda • Are machines that are also independent beings •Are especially made for doing jobs too boring, difficult, or dangerous for humans to do • Few resemble the human like • These are robots that called appear in humanoid works of robots science fiction Robot History •Term robot was fist used by a Czech man named Karel Capek for his play R.U.R. • Coco is a test robot •Comes from the Czech word “robota” •Other film makers and playwrights used the term in their own productions •scientists then created small robots programmed for very simple tasks • but scientists still wanted to create humanoid robots, and succeeded •Scientists then wanted to give these robots emotions, and succeeded again • Dante II • Cog is a highly developed walking into an humanoid robot active volcano Robots in Science Fiction • These are a few examples of the humanoid robot images of science fiction • C-3PO and • Robbiefrom • The R2-D2 from The Forbidden Terminator Star Wars Planet Robot Movement • When they act, they must first do a three step process to actually complete the task at hand • First step is to sense their environment • The second step is to think up a plan in their computer that somehow gets their task accomplished • Urbie the urban robot is used to inspect dangerous urban areas • Third step is to execute the plan • Robot soccer • Robots must follow the plan EXACTLY or the result could be hazardous • Kismet is an emotional robot, but is never sad Robot Sight • Most have very poor sight • Sight comes in two forms: edge detection and pixel • Edge detection works by the robot tracing all edges in its view on its computer • Notice Asimo’s large eyes. The reason for this is that it can see in a wider range. • Pixelvision is when the robot sees in little squares called pixels are usually to large • Pixels to make any details noticeable Robot Hearing • To create this, the scientists must recreate the way the cilia in an ear work • The problem is that they have to use metal to do so • Robots would have to be able to recognize human sounds and human languages Robot Touch • Robot needs • Robot sensitive needs to metal to know what achieve a they have sense of contacted touch A Robot’s Computer • Allinformation of sight, hearing, touch, and everything else must be processed • Computer must be very intelligent and able to store lots of data Urbie is personally my favorite robot. GO URBIE!!! Platypuses are so awesome. I’m a total Star Wars freak too. Yoda is also awesome.
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