The Development of The Robots

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In the 60‘s, 70‘s and 80‘s a Hannah Barbara production of “The Jetsons”, a family living in the year 2062 was a popular TV cartoon. The space age family age looks like our families with the exception of Rosie, a robot that manages the household. This might have been a far fetched idea back than however we may all have our own Rosie's, a personal home robot to tackle many jobs that we don’t like or have time to do. The development of the robot is being produced to look and behave like a human. It is with these characteristics that humans will relate to and probably trust to manage our own personal needs. Cleaning, cooking, managing the children are all possibilities with the advancements being made in robotics. Much like the dishwasher that was very popular in in the 70‘s where most homes, we are heading in the direction that personal robots will also be like an appliance we can’t live without. They will also be common in Hospitals, Schools and the Military along with performing tasks that we humans can’t perform or don’t want to. At a hospital in California, Doctors are using robots to make visits to patients for a quick and immediate diagnosis. They are over five feet tall with a computer screen as a head. The doctor’s face appears on the screen and patients are talking to their physician in real time. When timing is critical like a heart attack these robots will be there to start the examine prior to the patient arriving at the hospital saving valuable minutes that could mean life or death. The possibilities are endless when a robot will play a role as an assistant patients in remote areas. We may even witness the robot making house calls to immobilized patients like the elderly. Other areas in a hospital setting that robots... ... middle of paper ... ...Use Robots as Learning Tools - WSJ.com." The Wall Street Journal - Breaking News, Business, Financial and Economic News, World News & Video - Wall Street Journal - Wsj.com. The Wall Street Journal, 11 Apr. 2013. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. Kelly , Kevin. "Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs | Wired.com." Gadget Lab. Wired Lab, 12 Dec. 2012. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. Martin, Scott. "Paging R2-D2 to the hospital ICU." USA TODAY: Latest World and US News - USATODAY.com. USA Today, 23 May 2013. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. McDuffee, Allen. "Killer Robots With Automatic Rifles Could Be on the Battlefield in 5 Years | Wired.com." Danger Room. Wired, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 29 Jan. 2014. "Robots: The Next Generation." YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2014. Samson, Richard. The Futuriest. 2013473297th ed. U.S.A.: Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013. Print. Samson, Richard. (2013): Web.

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