In this project we will build a robot out of Lego to see weather it can help us or be
our friend by performing a specific function.
How can 'Robotics' improve society?
One day Robots are going to be our best friends? How is this going to be possible in
the future? Robots have no feelings.... how can they be our best friends? How can a
robot be programmed to fight in a war be a friend? What characteristics are
important in a friend?
Robot is a machine that can commit different series of actions and is a part of
artificial intelligence. It is different from humans in various ways, although has
some similarities like sensing. Furthermore it is capable of carrying out
complicated and very hard tasks that a human can't solve.
How will the robots be our best friends in the future without having particular
attributes of a human (being a machine). Can a robot programmed to fight in a war
help us in saving our lives in unfamiliar situations. Can it fulfill the characteristics of
a real friend?
The robots are machines and programmed to operate in a particular manner. Their
actions and limitations are preprogrammed and are devoid of emotions and feelings.
They will do what their soft ware tells them to do. Since it has no feelings, no
emotions, therefore its loyalty is questionable. There is every possibility that the
enemies, through counter technology, can find a way to control it and use it to our
disadvantage. This means that we need to have enhanced technology or mechanism
that gives robot feelings so that it can know which side is it towards. How can we
make it aware of the human nature in the upcoming generation? In several
occasions it can affect the human respect even though in the intention of helping it.
In addition it will require excessive knowledge to accomplish the goal of fulfilling
the characteristics of a real friend inside a robot.
The relevance relates to several factors in our environment, which include
disadvantages and advantages.
Me: Robotics can affect me in various ways. Negatively and positively. A
robot can help me in some daily life situations that I might be lazy or not
capable for, like getting the equipment I need from a further distance or even
washing the car. The primal advantage of a robot in relation to me is that it
can perform certain actions with no hesitation and make my life way easier.
In addition it can balance out my time management, letting me work on other
important aspects of my life like education and I won’t have to worry about
my insignificant tasks. On the other hand, there are disadvantages involved.
Robots certainly can help me, but that affects my physical health and forces
me to be on the slackly side. Furthermore, there’s a possibility that I come
unaware of the tasks I’ve left for the robot, which can make me complacent
and not monitor them daily. After all it’s a machine and has limitations and
cannot act like a human by taking inputs and settling from the environment.
In conclusion I’d say robots might be my best friends in future because of the
Others: Just like robots affect me, it can affect others around me (family and
friends). Robots can generally make life easier for them and make them more
relaxed, as the robot is taking care of the insignificant stuff. As I said earlier
about me, there it balances out their time management and lets them work
on other important factors of life that are affected by the minor tasks. It can
also affect the emotional factor; if my family knows im not under pressure
they are way more relieved. Disadvantages to others include: less physicality
activity leading on to cause of extended laziness. Less dependability, being
dependent on another machine, which is not 100% reliable. Another minor
disadvantage is that the elder might not set a good example to their younger
generations, which can affect their future. To end of I’d say that others
around me can have a link to robots and on mostly positive sides.
Society: Robots have a great link to society, being beneficial and affecting in a
negative way. First of all the general commercial system is more efficient as
they have automatic machines dealing with the time consuming tasks.
Secondly, the help of robots can result in to reduced manpower. Which can
lead to utilizing manpower for other tasks. Another advantage is that the
public is more relaxed and that can bring a positive affect how generally the
citizens react and treat each other. Nevertheless, there are some
disadvantages in the relation to the use of robots. The use of robots makes
the society more lazy, more dependant, highly expensive and unemployment.
Being lazier can lead the society to being unaware of certain tasks. Sooner or
later the excessive use of robotics will make the society dependant on the
robots, this can be extremely dangerous as machines are never reliable. In
addition the cost of robotics is highly expensive, which means they require
more funds. The introduction of robotics can lead to producing more robots
and it’s mechanism, which requires a lot of funds. That can lead to an
economic crisis. In future robots will be used with great extend, that factor
job of a human. Overall robotics have a major link to the society and can be
beneficial and a bad influence for the society, specially the younger
There are several problems that have been solved by robotics in the past, one of the
many are Parking problems. Parking in some places can be a very frustrating
experience, especially in humongous shopping malls. You have to roam around the
whole place looking for a car park. Many big complexes and advanced buildings use
new robotics and automation to effectively control the flow of travel into and out of
the parking spaces. The sensors pick up the empty spaces in the parking areas and
are relayed or indicated to a new vehicle entering into a parking place, so this way
the new car can directly go to the parking place instead of roaming around looking
for a car park. The tools used in this approach are the cameras, computers,
mechanics and sensors. There are many sensors that sense different things related
to the vehicle, like heat. There are cameras that picture the vehicle and forward it to
complicated computerization. There are computers that wrap everything together
and let us know for the parking space. Similarly there are other machines that are
used to make life easier for us. E.g.: robots doing really hard physical and constant
work in factories with full accuracy. There are robots used in the common company
of coke to perform the job precisely and quickly and are programmed by teach box.
Analysis >>must watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h31mcihNBO4
These solutions and instructions will help me in my project because they give me a
general idea of how to set out my product step by step and make it high class. In
addition it gives me a brief description of certain robot accuracy and the kinds of
equipment/tools used in order to get it together. This information is pretty reliable
is it’s a real life situation with visual evidence (pictures and few videos) that show
how the robots actually work on that particular job. Furthermore, it opens my mind
to search for more ideas for my design, which can lead to mixing a couple of ideas
and tools for better finish.
I will design and create a robot that will perform different actions to pick up many
objects for people who are packing their large amount of house valuables to shift
into another house. This robot is useful because there are a lot of heavy objects that
require more than one person to carry and takes a lot of time. A robot with the
appropriate functions can carry them in no time, helping them in various ways.
To solve this problem the robot needs to have all the necessary equipment
and features required for carrying around heavy equipment and also multi
small objects. The robot needs to be very strong on the exterior and interior
so it does the task right. The features need to be appropriate and exact for
this particular hob. It should be assured that nothing extra is added and
everything important is included.
To solve the problem, this robot needs several features that are suitable for
various jobs. The features include: advanced mechanism, different types of
sensors (heat, sonar, touch, etc.) so they can sense what kind of object it is.
The robot needs punctual thinking; fast decisions and has to act the right
way. These points require processors actuators, engine and different motors.
In addition solenoids and proper gear is another necessary factor, as robots
don’t exactly know what kind of object there is. The robot also requires good
hands that can hold heavy objects and strong legs.
Each of these features is important for this particular job because without
these a robot can’t overcome the impossible and hard tasks and work
accurately and precisely. The proper senses makes the robot act like a human
and take care of itself on tough or unfamiliar situations. Sensors are also a
huge factor for a robot to solve this task that require accurate sensing of
different temperatures or objects. Force sensors, light sensors and color
sensors are also included as the required features. To monitor the robot
properly the engine and different quality motors are required. Solenoids and
proper gear are necessary as well because the robot need fast magnetic
reflexes for some jobs and the exact required gear for the job.
All of these design specifications are testable because all this material is
available in this advanced world now. There are multiple ways to test the
features and other factors of a robot. You can create different situations or
simply test it right on the particular job. It is also possible to search different
and specific senses and features by themselves. Like touch etc.
The method is pretty straightforward, however involves some complications. First
of all you need to check the body of the robot and check if it has the appropriate
interior and exterior for the job by giving it a task to pick heavy material. To check
and test the features of the robot, you need to give it tasks that are appropriate for
what you test. For sensors, processors, actuators, engine and motors you can simply
see if the robot can carry heavy material and do it punctually while sensing the
environment around it. Also you need to check if the robot is programming and
being monitored properly. To check it’s reflexes you can set it a cunning or an
unfamiliar task and see if that function works or not. Similarly you can check if it’s
gear is appropriate by analyzing it through multiple tasks.
Giving a task for it’s body
Checking touch sensor
Picking heavy material
Checking the gear by analyzing
Most of the tasks are hard for me they include:
Heat sensor activity
Checking light sensor
Correct processing and actuators
Engine and motors work fine
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