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What is a Robot?
A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer— capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Guided by an external control device or the control may be embedded within. These may be constructed on the lines of the human form, but most robots are machines designed to perform a task.
Robots can be autonomous or semi-autonomous and range from humanoids such as Honda’s Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility(ASIMO) and TOSY’s TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot (TOPIO) to industrial robots etc, By mimicking a lifelike appearance or automating movements, a robot may convey a sense of intelligence or think of its own. In the coming decade, Autonomous things are expected to proliferate.
The branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots and for other applications. Inspired by nature contributing to the field of bio-inspired robotics, many of today’s robots are made.
ROBOTS RESEMBLING HUMANS!
Robots that resemble humans are known as androids; however, many robots aren’t built on the human model. Industrial robots, for example, are often designed to perform repetitive tasks that aren’t facilitated by a human-like construction. A robot can be remotely controlled by a human operator, sometimes from a great distance. A teacher is a complex robot that is remotely controlled by a human operator for a telepresence system, which gives that individual the sense of being on location in a remote, dangerous or alien environment and the ability to interact with it. Telepresence robots, which simulate the experience and some of the capabilities of being physically present, can enable remote business consultations, healthcare, home monitoring, and childcare, among many other possibilities.
An autonomous robot acts as a stand-alone system, complete with its own computer (called the controller). The most advanced example is the smart robot, which has a built-in artificial intelligence (AI) system that can learn from its environment and its experience and build on its capabilities based on that knowledge.
Swarm robots sometimes referred to as insect robots, work in fleets ranging in number from a few to thousands, with all fleet members under the supervision of a single controller. The term arises from the similarity of the system to a colony of insects, where the individuals and behaviours are simple but the fleet as a whole can be sophisticated.