Robots have been around for less than fifty years, but the idea of metal creations that do our bidding is much older. The ancient Greek poet Homer described maidens of gold, mechanical helpers built by Hephaistos, the Greek god of metal smiths. The golems of medieval Jewish legend were robot-like servants made of clay, brought to life by a spoken charm. In 1495, Leonardo da Vinci drew plans for a mechanical man. However, real robots wouldn’t become possible until the 1950s and 1960s, with the invention of transistors and integrated circuits.
His scriptures noted that it was driven by pulleys and gears. In the year 2002, a robotic expert who went by the name of Mark Rosheim used Da Vinci's notes to recreate it. Some of the concepts were used by Rosheim to create designs for robots on planetary exploration. Who knows, if the robot was mass produced, robotics today would have been more advanced than it is right now. But a wooden robot was not Da Vinci’s only invention.
Isaac Fisch I101-Dimensions of Technology Paper Robotics and Learning A robot is a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. The concept of robots has been around since ancient times as early as tenth century BC and have found their way into the legends of many cultures. Aristotle envisioned the employment of automatons eventually ending the need for human slavery and bringing about human equality (History of robots). However, the field of robotics has come a long way from the days of speculation to our modern day actualizations. A steam-powered, mechanical bird created by a Greek inventor named Archytas around four 400 BC is accredited to be the first robot to ever be created.
I) Introduction Robotic technology has enabled the US military to use autonomous robots (or unmanned systems, UMS) in modern warfare. In the war with Iraq, the US military sent 12000 ground robots at the end of 2008 (P. W. Singer). One of the most popular robots used in Iraq is the iRobot Packbot, an unmanned ground vehicle, which is capable of detecting and destroying improvised explosive devices. Exploiting robots in warfare can save lives of many human soldiers. Moreover, robots are faster, have longer endurance, high precision and immunity to chemical and biological weapons (Ronald Arkin).In the National Defense Act of 2001 the U.S. Congress, obviously impressed by the potential of robots saving lives on the battlefield, established the requirement for one-third of the ground vehicles and one-third of the deep-strike aircraft in the military to be robotic within the decade.
This was illustrated through the analysis of the processing power and technological advances of robots in 50 years’ time. The technological singularity and the coexistence of machines and humans in the future will prove why machines will become the dominant form of life. Technology has come a long way over the past 50 years and if the current trends continue it is possible that the machines will overtake humans in intelligence. This moment should not be feared but rather greatly anticipated as the singularity and the years after may mark new realisations about the universe, science and nature that could not be predicted with any current systems of intelligence.
Since WWII, there have been so many developments that they can’t even be counted. The future has a good outlook for new technology in the military. Many possibilities include the unmanned war, where all the fighting will be done by robots and computers. Other possibilities include, space travel, new fuels, vehicles, and more. Military technology has greatly improved our world and has put ahead the strongest nations.
In response to this, the United States created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to quickly catch up and create better and more advanced satellites and propel America forward into leading the race and eventually answer and discover questions that has made mankind wonder for many years and centurie... ... middle of paper ... ...he world? : The space race has made America a more dominant power in the world. It has progressed it politically to mark itself as a greater more powerful nation. Socially, the citizens of America are amazed by how the United States was able to win the space race by landing on the closest outer space object in history. However, though it is controversial that the soviet union should’ve won since they were the first to send an orbiting man, the United States has won the race to seize and gain control and dominance in space.
But since 2004, the military has begun using these drones not only as surveillance but also as hunt and kill mechanisms. In turn, due to increasing terrorist activities especially around Yemen, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, drones are becoming the solution for the military since they are both very convenient and very effective. Due to evolution and technological advancements, the military is able to use many different types of drones for different "jobs". Usually, drones are used when manned flight is too dangerous. They use precision strikes to target and kill suspected terrorists while also providing live images and surveillance for up to 17 hours ("Drones").
They were all very shocked by how much this one man has achieved, better yet, his first robotic creation was made in his younger years. He created a miniature vehicle that would be able move around robotically all with adjustable steering and speed. It really is amazing to find out what people were already innovating five-hundred years ago because surprisingly, before the industrial revolution, humans from the past were already creating technology. To restate from earlier, it is a great thing that the modern era can really expand on the past’s ideas now that technology has taken a huge step forward. This has always been how our modern era worked when it comes to innovating.
In Japan, they created humanoid robots that are able perform regular human tasks, including driving. “A Japanese research consortium demonstrates a humanoid robot driving a backhoe” (Nocks). Robotics was also a major part in the military advancements that we have today, for weapons and defenses. Today the military has drones, which are unmanned aircrafts, this a huge increase in safety from what it used to be. There are also things like claymores, and mines, which can be activated just by contact, During this time during wars instead of going into an area blind and losing lives, soldiers can send tiny planes to find out how many people are across enemy, because it is able to read the temperature of the human body.