My Account

First Robot Built

Length: 404 words (1.2 double-spaced pages)
Rating: Excellent
Open Document
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Text Preview

     One of the first robots that was ever made was the robot Clepsydra, or water clock,
which was made in 250 B.C. It was created by Ctesibius of Alexandria, A Greek physicist and
inventor. Back to the modern world, the first remote control vehicles were built by Nikola Tesla
in the 1890's. Tesla is best known as the inventor of AC alectric power, radio (before Marconi),
induction motors and Tesla coils, and other electrical devices. Some of the other early robots
(1940's-1950's) were Grey Walter’s “Elsie the Tortoise”, and john Hopkins “Beast.” “Shakey”
was a small unstable box on wheels that used memory and logical reasoning to solve problems
and navigate in its environment. It was developed by the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in
Palo Alto, California in the 1960s. The General Electric Walking Truck was a large (3000
pounds) four legged robot that could walk up to four miles and hour. The walking truck was the
first legged vehicle with a computer-brain, developed by Ralph Moser at General Electric corp.
in the 1960s. Joe Engleberger started the first robotics company called “Unimation”, and has
been called the “father of robotics.”
     Police now need certain types of robots for bomb-disposal and for bringing video cameras
and microphones into dangerous areas, where a human policeman might get hurt or killed. The
military also uses robots for locating and destroying mines on land and in water, entering enemy
bases to gather information, and for spying on enemy troops.
     Our robot which we call our “Bomb Bo,t” is a prototype that can be used for a police
bomb squad to retrieve any suspicious object that may be considered a bomb. Our robot is just a
model of what can turn out to be a very use full and very cost effective tool to any police squad.
     The two basic machines that are at work in the robot are the wheel and axil (gears), and
the lever. The wheels are propelled by a simple gear ratio on a rubber band track. That turnes the
worm gear to propel the wheels. Both the right and left wheel each have their own motor.
     The robotic arm is a simple lever which is raised and lowered by a series of gears also.
The arm raises the bomb to bring it to safety. The robot is just what the police force needs to
complete its assault against bomb threats and bomb terrorism.

How to Cite this Page

MLA Citation:
"First Robot Built." 04 Dec 2016

Related Searches

Important Note: If you'd like to save a copy of the paper on your computer, you can COPY and PASTE it into your word processor. Please, follow these steps to do that in Windows:

1. Select the text of the paper with the mouse and press Ctrl+C.
2. Open your word processor and press Ctrl+V.

Company's Liability (the "Web Site") is produced by the "Company". The contents of this Web Site, such as text, graphics, images, audio, video and all other material ("Material"), are protected by copyright under both United States and foreign laws. The Company makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Material or about the results to be obtained from using the Material. You expressly agree that any use of the Material is entirely at your own risk. Most of the Material on the Web Site is provided and maintained by third parties. This third party Material may not be screened by the Company prior to its inclusion on the Web Site. You expressly agree that the Company is not liable or responsible for any defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other subscribers or third parties.

The Materials are provided on an as-is basis without warranty express or implied. The Company and its suppliers and affiliates disclaim all warranties, including the warranty of non-infringement of proprietary or third party rights, and the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. The Company and its suppliers make no warranties as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the material, services, text, graphics and links.

For a complete statement of the Terms of Service, please see our website. By obtaining these materials you agree to abide by the terms herein, by our Terms of Service as posted on the website and any and all alterations, revisions and amendments thereto.

Return to