“Deciding if a machine is or is not a robot is like trying to decide if a certain shade of greenish blue is truly blue or not blue,” said Carlo Bertocchini, the owner of RobotBooks.com. “Some people will call it blue while others will vote not blue,” (Branwyn, 2004). This essay will limit the meaning of robot as what defined in the Merriam Webster Dictionary (2004), robot is a machine that looks and acts like a human being, an efficient but insensitive person, a device that automatically performs especially repetitive tasks, and something guided by automatic controls. As the technology grows more modern each day, scientists and programmers are creating and improving the function of robots. Nevertheless, many people are still debating should robots be developed more and should robots be used in everyday life.
So in the light of creating almost perfect robots, is it possible for a computer to learn from their human counterparts and learn Free Will? It’s amazing to think that we have created a computer that could learn (IBM’s Watson) computers without going through the most fundamental of everything on this planet, evolution. Also, could an AI determine soft-determinism? Our o... ... middle of paper ... ...nother motive to horde all of the precious material, almost all of them decided to lie. (Laboratory of Intelligent Systems in the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne) Though this could be argued about whether not this could be ethical or not, it still shows that some form of Free Will has taken hold but not enough to warrant full human-like Free Will.
(Capek, 1921). This was a grim scene from the first play to coin the term robot. From the very first literature to use the term robot, these creatures of man were made out to be feared. Now we enter the age where early science fiction authors predicted we would all have our own personal robots. The actual science behind intelligent robotic-thought has been harder than imagined but not impossible.
The word robot comes from the Czech word robota, which means drudgery or slave-like labor. the word was first used to describe fabricated workers in a fictional 1920s play by Czech author Karel Capek called Rossum’s Universal Robots. During the play, a scientist invents robots to help people by performing simple, repetitive tasks. However, once the robots are used to fight wars, they turn on their human owners and take over the world. If you think robots are mainly the thing you see in space movies, think again.
In the 19th century Mary Shelley introduced us her first and unique novel Frankenstein. Almost 200 years later director Alex Proyas released his new blockbuster I, Robot based on the homonymous short story by Isaac Asimov. Both stories tell the viewer a fiction about creatures produced by human beings. These creatures feel itself as a stranger in the society and misunderstood. But even if the stories have the same beginning they are presented in a different way.
The company's goal is for the robots to build trust and engage relationships with people through conversion. Their robots will teach, serve, entertain, and eventually care about humans. The robots will eventually evolve to become super intelligent machines that will help us solve problems that come our way. Hanson Robotics has a product out for the world to buy. The robot is called Professor Einstein, It can't walk but it's able to interact with you when you ask him questions about science.
Limitations on Robotic Technology Should the progression of robotic technology be limited? Are movies like Terminator foretelling what will happen as the twenty-first century expands its boundaries with robotics? Are robots becoming too smart? Should humans trust robots to learn and act on their own? Can and will robots turn on their masters?
Have you ever waited weeks to receive a diagnosis from a doctor? AI can change that. AI, otherwise known as artificial intelligence, is a computer system programmed with tasks that usually require human intelligence. Programmed with specific instructions and code for tasks to do, AI is a step away from humans. Robots are mainly programmed to do tasks such as: putting cars together, building toys to be shipped and doing repetitive work humans would rather avoid.
Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence once something that people thought could only come out of science fiction novels and movies. But today that could all change because of a robot called Cog. Cog is an artificial intelligence that it’s creators have given a body. He is the future of AI and a new beginning for the field. His creator , Rogney Brooks, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, thought of creating cog, from inspiration from an artificial intelligence that was depicted in the movie, "2001:A Space Odyssey."
In fact, heart of any robot is some program that direct the device and control it actions. Robot cannot perform the tasks that was not programmed in it and this if the factor what makes it quite limited in its actions. Current studies in robotics are aimed to remove those disadvantages and make robots more functional and universal through development of artificial intelligence that can operate independently. Curiosity of world community to robotics increase every day what make all the research and inventions in robotics more demanded. History of robots, resent achievement and future perspectives of robotics have to be studies and researched to understand what machines can give to humanity and what pros and cons exist in the r... ... middle of paper ... ...botics.megagiant.com/history.html (accessed Oct. 30, 2011).