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Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot

- Atlas - The Agile Anthropomorphic Robot Introduction In most of the situation chance to finding victims still alive the rescuers have very short time to find the trapped or missing victims in collapsed structure. The solution for this use technology can make a great help for rescuers. Intelligent mobile robots can be very helpful and efficient tools to speed up search and rescue operation. Rescue robots are also useful to do the job in situations that are dangerous for human rescuers. They can enter into gaps and move though small hole that difficult for human and even trained dog....   [tags: rescue robot, specialized mission]

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Issac Asimov's I, Robot

- Issac Asimov's I, Robot Asimov’s robots can be described as clumsy, hard-working, cost-efficient, soulless, strong, fast, obedient, human-made, a cleaner better breed, more human than man. Robots can be caring, gentle, self-aware, creative, intelligent and also evil, rebellious. Robots are made out of metal, plastic, aluminum, gears, bolts, wheels, sensors, memory chips, and other gadgets. TEXT STUDY Asimov’s book “I, Robot” is full of exciting short stories about human-robot relations. But the one story that really touched me was the first of the nine: Robbie....   [tags: Asimov Robots Robot]

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Analysis of a Sixty Second Sequence of I Robot

- Analysis of a Sixty Second Sequence of I Robot Throughout this essay I will be analysing a sixty second sequence of the film I-Robot. Directed by Alex Proyas, the film was released in 2004 and was a hit at the box office. The film is an action-thriller inspired by Isaac Asimov’s classic short story collection. Asimov’s books set forth the three laws of robotics. Law 1. A Robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Law 2. A Robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with first law....   [tags: I-Robot Movies Films Essays]

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Personal Robot or Not: I Robot

- Think ten years into the future, as you come home from work and the house has been cleaned, the kids have started their homework, and dinner is almost finished. After dinner you sit back and relax as your children are put to bed and the kitchen is cleaned, soon you go take a bath that has already been prepared for you. Your personal robot completing the long list of chores you left for it has plugged itself in for the night and will be ready for more work tomorrow. Domestic robots or service robots are machines designed to accomplish household chores....   [tags: personal assistance, Isaac Newton]

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The Honeybee Robot

- The recordings were done in 4 months and for each month the waggle dance varied greatly because of the change in food abundance during the season, which also affects the average foraging distance. For each dance that was decoded the researchers determined the number of dance followers 10 sec after the beginning of the dance and then they also determined the number of waggle dances these followers followed. The 10 seconds give the bees time to identify the dance and actually approach the dancer. Another observation in the recording was made to view how many other dances were happening at the same time....   [tags: dances, perform, sensory]

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The New Age of I Robot

- Robots of the world. The power of man has fallen. A new world has arisen: the Rule of the Robots. March. (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....   [tags: Technology ]

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Robot-Assisted Surgery in Urology

- Technology is a major part of everyday life and is always changing. When most people think about new technology they think of a new iPhone or computer. However technology is not just a new phone or a computer, technology can change things in the medical field. With all the new technology today robot-assisted surgery has evolved over the years, especially in urology. “Urology is a dynamic surgical discipline, which has undergone many developments and refinements over the past few decades.” (Babbar, Hemal 1)....   [tags: technology in medical procedures]

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Defending My Humanoid Robot

- I am attorney Hickerson and I will be defending Gina Hickerson, my humanoid robot. The government is trying to pass a law outlawing robots like Gina because, they are just machines and do not have minds. I am here to prove to the jury that Gina does have a mind and should not be destroyed. I will provide two different arguments with supporting details to prove that Gina has a mind and that this law should not be admitted. 1. Argument Number One: I will start by presenting my first argument. I am the owner of a humanoid robot....   [tags: opening statement]

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Little Robot, Big Implications

- We fall to our mechanized overlords. Their mighty fists smite all of mankind and the ashes left of behind will be nothing more than desperate, animalistic humans. These people must scrounge for food. They live in total anarchy. They endure the resentment of their creations, of their Frankenstein's monster. We live in luxury, overlords of the mechanized. Our mighty fists command them to do as we ask and abide by our laws. They bring us margaritas at the golf course. They abide by a stone-tablet code of ethics....   [tags: Technology]

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I Robot

- Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI, allows a machine to function as if the machine has the capability to think like a human. While we are not expecting any hovering cars anytime soon, artificial intelligence is projected to have a major impact on the labor force and will likely replace about half the workforce in the United States in the decades to come. The research in artificial intelligence is advancing rapidly at an unstoppable rate. So while many people feel threatened by the possibility of a robot taking over their job, computer scientists actually propose that robots would benefit a country’s efficiency of production, allowing individuals to reap the benefits of the robots....   [tags: artificial intelligence, computer machines]

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How We Lost the Robot Tournament

- ... Its delicate arms begin to move as my teammate manipulates his controller, and the robot manages to cradle a ball in its arms. I maneuver the robot into a scoring position when another robot smashes into our robot, throwing it off balance. The ball falls out of its grasp and the other robot blocks the pathway. I attempt to maneuver the robot around it, but the other robot mirrors my movements. Frustrated, I attempt to back out of the way, but the robot rams into ours again. I quickly drive our robot away from the aggressor and towards another ball....   [tags: score, teammates, competition, tutor]

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The Pros and Cons of Robot Assisted Surgery

- Robot assisted surgery is a relatively new concept, with success stories making news and journals just seventeen years ago, and the idea of it in some induces awe, and others, caution. When considering the benefits and drawbacks of robotic surgery, one must take into account the view of the patient, and their needs, versus the view of the physicians, and their limitations. Marketing of the robotically assisted surgery certain does consider these things, but often leaves out the social and geographical limits on the technology....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]

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I am a Robot: A Short Story

- I feel a jolt and come to my senses in a small box, my mouth sucking in air, my mind immediately running a list of what might have happened. Words. I know these words, somehow, although my mind has never spoken any of them before. I know definitions, I know context, I know grammar and syntax. These words dance in my head, in the dark and quiet of this box. Box. Noun. A rigid typically rectangular container with or without a cover. An open cargo container of a vehicle. Coffin. Am I in a coffin. I do not think that this is a coffin....   [tags: Creation, Technology]

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Designing a Robot that Could Complete a Maze on Its Own

- Introduction The purpose of this experiment was to design a robot that could complete a maze on its own. A blueprint of the maze to be completed was given to the team and the physical maze on which the robot would be tested was available for experimental trials. Within the maze there is white duct tape placed on the floor, with black duct tape placed on each side of it. This tape runs from the entrance of the maze to the exit as shown by the red line in Figure 1. Within the maze there are also bonus blocks, indicated by the blue blocks in Figure 1....   [tags: robotics, problem solving and design]

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Surveillance Robot with Obstacle Sensing and Motion Detector

- The Proposed system focuses on the design and construction to make a design the robotic as in the base of Surveillance application. At the same all the things are done by human begins manually. The proposed system in case of low power consumption by ARM microcontroller. Proposed system in to two section which is Robotic section and monitoring section respectively. In the robotic section ultrasonic sensor is used for the obstacle detection .So the robotics keep its path for detection obstacles in the Rural region or Urban region....   [tags: Surveillance, Robots, Design, Construction]

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A Robot Character in the Films, Wall-E and Treasure Planet

- ... This again helps him stand out as he is the only one left of is model in the film. Our robot character can have one primary colour that is dull and has loads of rust patches and a few dents. This will show its not used much by the boat owner. On the other spectrum in the film there are modern clique and stylish robots, with a more ergonomically designed body. So if our style of boat was to be modern and stylish then our robotic character could have a similar style to those above. What is also good about these robots that they are minimal in design but are still an effective character....   [tags: character, emotion, animation]

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Preliminary Design of a Robot

- Preliminary Design Though my prototype serves the same function as the production version will, the production version will visually be a totally different robot. While testing my robot, I identified numerous problems the design of my prototype that could not easily have been fixed. To fix these problems, completely new materials will be required as well. Since it is likely that my robot would be used by disabled people(most probably with poor motor control), it is necessary that the robot is durable, and safe to use....   [tags: Robotics]

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Creating a Robot Pet Dog

- Missing Figures Abstract The objective of this project is to build a robotic dog that performs tricks that are determined by the number of times it is petted. The robotic dog would be a perfect toy and friend for a child, especially an only child. It would not require training, since the tricks would already be programmed into the robot. Although the idea of the robot seems simple, the actual construction of this robot is extremely difficult and takes up a lot of time. Three different models of the body structure were constructed until a fully functioning robot was finally discovered....   [tags: Robotics]

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Narrative and Genre in I Robot

- Narrative and Genre in I Robot The film ‘I Robot’ is a classic conventional sci-fi film. From the outset the audience establishes that this is of the science fiction genre due to the synthetic bubbles, vibrant colours, short snippets of wires and menacing orchestral music. The film shapes the particular expectations of the sci-fi genre by summoning up curiosity and suspense. The first character the audience sees is Will Smith. From this the audience can establish that he is the lead and central character....   [tags: Papers]

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Robotics A General Overview of a Robot’s Construction

- Humanity was and always is attracted to the concept of an artificial being that would make life easier and more enjoyable. The word Robot was introduced in 1921 by Karel Capek, who was a check writer in his play "R.U.R" (Rossuum's Universal Robots ) that originally meant compulsory labor. Then in 1927 Fritz Lang, in his movie Metropolis was the first to project a robot in the modern meaning. Nowadays the general understanding about robots, according to the Robot Institute of America as of 1979, a robot is perceived as "A reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools, or specialized devices through various programmed motions for the performance of a vari...   [tags: Robotics ]

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Executive Summary of Robot Creation Project by Engineering Students

- Executive summary Constructing and programming of robot vehicle that can avoid the barriers depending on calculations of the exact distance between the barrier and vehicle using ultrasonic sensor fixed at the top of vehicle which contact with stepper motor to enable sensor turn right and left will be discussed and applied practically. The functions of constructed robot can be summarized as avoiding barrier, changing velocity of robot depending on the range distance between vehicle and barrier, lighting warning lights when robot stop moving or beginning of motion and issuing a beep when rising from the ground, and stop working completely....   [tags: Engineer, Programming]

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(Medical Assistance Technician- Automated) : A Healthcare Robot

- (Medical Assistance Technician- Automated) The Medical Assistance Technician- Automated is a Robot that is produced by U.S. Robots to help to alleviate overload, and supplement medical practices. In today’s world we have reached a point of civilization where free, or at least affordable, healthcare is a necessity for all. With the addition of The Medical Assistance Technician- Automated or Mat to any private doctors and or to public hospitals Mat will be able to bring down costs of medicine greatly....   [tags: Doctor, Replacement]

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The Cyberknife Stereotactic Surrgery by John R. Adler

- The Cyberknife stereotactic surgery, developed in 1997 by John R. Adler, a professor of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology from Stanford University, and manufactured by Accuracy, Inc., involves a frameless robotic system focusing high concentrations of radiation to target small, critically located tumors without invasive surgery of the skull. This image guided robotic radiosurgery has helped replace external beam radiotherapy and have proved to be a safe and effective for patients with pituitary adenomas (Cho et al., 2009)....   [tags: robot, endocrinopathies]

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Robot to Hero: High Tech Based Movies of the Eighties

- Movies are nothing without an audience, so wouldn’t the remake be changed for the current audience’s needs. If the remake stayed the same as the original people might not like it as much because the general public has demands that want to be met. Sometimes this doesn’t work out and it makes a horrible movie. RoboCop’s remake on the other hand evolved into a better movie than the original. “What the film does well is it updates the action and movement. Here’s the other tendency for updates and reboots: make it badass.” (Javier) Many things have changed for this movie, but the same stop the bad guy story line is still similar to the original....   [tags: superhero movies, robocop, audience]

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Designing a Driving Instructor Robot

- Driver-Bot Paper Introduction/Overall Project Description The idea for the Driver-Bot came from a simple discussion about driver’s education. Driver’s training and education are big events for young adults, but sometimes learning to drive from a parent or from an online course can be too stressful. The Driver-Bot was born from a need to invent a new way to teach driving. Unlike online courses, the Driver-Bot gives a better and more realistic physical representation of driving. However, modern simulators can actually placed drivers in situations, forcing to react to virtual situations....   [tags: Robotics]

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Rodney the skateboarding robot

- Rodney the skateboarding robot My project is Rodney, the robot skateboard, targeted at kids who want a cool skateboard accessory, and parents who would most likely buy one for their kids. Similar designs are a handle-like device with wheels that pulls a skateboard or roller skates, and the Segway. I have studied these designs, and a brief history of skateboards to better my understanding of how to make my robot work. The first design has a forward/reverse options for the motors and is turned by turning the board or roller skates....   [tags: Robotics]

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Robot Lobstrocities

- Robot Lobstrocities “Check this out,” Joseph Ayers, a biology professor at Northeastern University says as he turns on his laptop. The soundtrack from the 1975 film, "Jaws" plays in the background. On the screen is a grainy image of a moving creature lumbering towards a huge pile of bricks, easily maneuvering itself over them. The music reaches its climactic conclusion and a lethal claw dominates the screen. Fortunately it’s not a monster; it’s just a lobster. For Ayers, lobsters are fascinating creatures that has inhabited his life for most of his career....   [tags: Technology Machines Papers]

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Creating a Drawing Robot with Lego Mindstorm

- RoboShape: The Drawing Robot ABSTRACT For our final project, we have chosen to build a robot, using the Legos Mindstorm kit. It will be programmed using NQC. The name of the robot is Roboshape. It is comprised of two main structures; a rectangular base, which is the y axis, and a black log, which is the x axis and moves along the y axis. Our robot uses a light sensor to scan in a certain colored piece of paper, and using this percentage input, it will print out the desired shape. BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Every child has their own unique approach to learning....   [tags: Robotics]

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Designing an Automatic Air Freshener Robot

- The Automatic Air Freshener Our project idea is to create an automatic air freshener robot. This robot will follow a path created by colored tape along a board to a holder with a piece of pH paper and liquids with varying pH levels. After the paper is dipped into the liquid and the color changes, the robot will detect what color it is and respond accordingly. If the odor is “foul”, it will choose to spray the air freshener. The only thing it will be programmed to do is to detect the “foul odor” and to spray the air freshener, because that is its only purpose....   [tags: Robotics]

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First Robot Built

-  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....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Christian Themes in Movie I Robot

- Christianity and Culture Assignment on I Robot I Robot I robot is a movie based on the works of an atheistic man, in which there are many theological themes present, which play toward the same questions we ask about our faith each and every day. I Robot is a movie based on the works of Victor Asimnov, a man who wrote several short stories about robots and human kinds interaction. The movie takes place in futuristic Chicago in the year 2035, at a time there are so many robots, that there will soon be one of them in each home....   [tags: Film Movies]

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I,Robot vs. Frankenstein

- 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. So the question is: Is the movie I, robot the Frankenstein of the 21st century....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Automatic Robot Forklift

- Robotic Forklift Background Our final project is a semi-automatic Robotic Forklift, which will receive directions of where to go from a remote control and be autonomous from then on. The robotic forklift system is designed for use by companies dealing with medium to large sized inventories, including warehouses and storage facilities. Companies with large inventories in warehouses need to be able to quickly and easily transport these goods within the warehouse without concerning human operators with the monotonous task of operating forklifts....   [tags: Robotics]

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Creating a Lego Mindstorm Navigation Robot

- Includes Source Code Lego Navigation System Abstract My project was to create a robot out of a Lego Mindstorms construction set that was capable of “knowing” where it was. The robot would head out on a random path, remember and update its location, and return to its origin on a straight line. The challenge of this project was not so much a matter of constructing the robot, but of creating a working program in the week and a half time limit. The project goal was met on the last day, thus showing that a Lego navigation system is possible....   [tags: Robotics]

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Proposal of a Mobile Robotic System (Mechatronic System)

- There are many engineering challenges involved in exploring remote areas without human assistance and in particular there is a strong need in advanced Robotics. Robots must be able to function in unknown, unstructured environments. Robots are more précised and it can be used where human involvement is dangerous, such as detecting Land Mines. We have developed a Robot which is completely Autonomous and it can also be controlled manually through Mobile phone. Robot interacts with human with the help of mobile communication and it accepts commands through Short Messaging Service (SMS)....   [tags: Mobile, Tasks, Robot]

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Wall-E: The Importance of Sound in Animation

- Wall-E: The Importance of Sound in Animation The intention of this dissertation is to look at the importance of sound in film, in particular the feature animation Wall-E (2008) and how sound can help us engage with the robot Wall-E. This essay will focus on the work of Ben Burtt, the sound designer of this feature, and his discussions on the process of creating a believable world with this film. With a study of the theories of the Uncanny, I will try to understand how we react as an audience to the robotic characters on screen....   [tags: hearing, robot, communication]

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Pros and Cons of The Robotic Revolution

- Before the 17th century, innovations in the world were very few. The largest number of the population was farmers, and they had to grow their own food. On the other side, after the year 1760, when the industrial revolution started, the entire world began to experience a great amount of transformations both economic and social. In the present day, we are still feeling and seeing those modifications. Technology innovations have one of the largest impacts affecting the world nowadays. After all this new technology being developed, a new revolution is approaching; a transaction that may or not change our lives forever....   [tags: Robot Technology Essays]

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Robotic Pets and Animals

- In this paper I will argue robotic pets will be able to, and should be anthropomorphized like animals and will be able to take the place of pets in the lives of those unable to have pets. Anthropomorphism is the interpretation of something that is not human, as having human characteristics. This can also be called personification. Anthropomorphism was originally used to make the gods of religions more human like, but has since spread to anything non-human, such as animals, weather, or landforms....   [tags: Anthropomorphized Animals, Robot Animals]

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Creating a Robot to Make Toast with Lego Mindstorm

- Toast-O-Bot Abstract: A robot that uses a toaster to make toast, butters it with spray butter and makes a CD player play the song "Yeah Toast" would be both useful and entertaining. Using the Lego Mindstorms and MAC NQC to program them such a robot could be possible. Using the suggested design and programs for the Roboarm in the Definitive Guide to Lego Mindstorms as a starting point I built the robot and modified it for the toaster. During testing of the motors, it was discovered that Toast-O-Bot is not strong enough to press the button on the toaster....   [tags: Robotics]

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Effectiveness of the Citroen C4 Robot and Ice Television Advertisements

- Citroën spend millions on their advertising campaigns, like any other company. The demographic and psychographic for Citroën has changed over recent years. They were first designed to appeal to older drivers and now they are appealing to an entirely new and different audience. Using music, colour and special effects they are trying to attract a younger market. Though both of the advertisements are appealing to slightly different audiences, they both have a fun feel and look about them. The music used in the C4 ?Robot....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Download: A Fictional Narrative

- Download The year is 2187, the government rules and we follow the them like sheep. I am Rebelletrix Dux and I am sixteen years old. I live in Imperium, a city run by the government and we have no independence. In fairytales I have read about times where people had the right to vote and to decide what to do with their lives, the government doesn’t determine everyones every move. That is what I want, but instead we have Imperium. When you come of age the army comes to your home and shoves you into a white truck....   [tags: government, sixteen, robot, independence]

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Creating a Robot to Tie a Knot with Lego Mindstorm

- Abstract The point of building this robot was to have it successfully complete and tie a knot. The original idea was to have the robot tie knots creating a bracelet. Unfortunately, the process of tying a knot alone was too much work to try and move on to an entire bracelet. I had neither the time nor the insight to build a flexible and usable 'arm.' I tested and modified a design from the Lego Mindstorms book, but found that I could neither open nor close the hand. I continued to further modify the design to be able to grab and let go of string but the result was extremely bulky....   [tags: Robotics]

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Creating a Robot to Guard Property with Lego Mindstorm

- The Protectobot Abstract My final project is to build a robot that will use non-violent techniques to keep animals out of yards. Using the Lego Mindstorm Kit I was able to complete this project. When certain animals walk by my robot, it throws gears towards the animal to scare it away. It can tell the difference between good animals and bad, and does not harm them in any way. Background For many years people have been trying to find non-violent ways to keep animals out of their yards and away from family pets....   [tags: Robotics]

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History and Development of Robotics

- Robotics ABSTRACT This paper discusses three aspects of the field of robotics The first is the history of where the ideas of robotics originated. Second, what was the effect that these ideas had on society. Finally, what developments in the field have proved to be useful to society. INTRODUCTION "Klatuu verita nicto!" These are the words spoken to turn away the robot that would destroy the earth in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. Hollywood has portrayed the robot as both a friend and an enemy....   [tags: Robotics Robot]

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Creating a Braille Reading Robot with Lego Mindstorm

- Includes Source Code Abstract The goal of the Bump-Code Decipherer was to try to get a robot to play music when it read Braille, in this case, made of Lego® pieces. The robot read things with touch sensors, much like a person would read Braille with their fingers, and once it finished a row of musical notes, it would play out what it read. Though not perfect, it can play out music given input. Given more time, I would be able to add sharps, flats and various other musical ornaments and also make the reading process more precise....   [tags: Robotics Computer Program]

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How Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Has Influenced Pop Culture

- Many timeless novels have impacts on our everyday culture, not only as a book, but also through music or movies. Many popular novels have multiple adaptations, which shape how we approach their interpretation, in ways we may never even notice. In some films, humans are depicted as monsters, whether through their actions, or through the thoughts of other beings. In these films we find issues with our own society, and in turn see ourselves as monsters, and look for ways we can change, for the better....   [tags: science fiction, hollywood, I robot]

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An Innovative Real-time Distance Estimation Method for Distance-only navigation of a Mobile Robot

- Abstract— Autonomous mobile robots have been employed in wide applications in human life such as industry, disasters, military, and security. Meanwhile, robot secure navigation and guidance toward targets became an attractive subject for researchers. In most recent navigation methods, both the line-of-sight angle and the relative distance between the robot and target are assumed to be available. On the other hand, some navigation algorithms are based on distance information. For example, Equiangular Navigation and Guidance (ENG) law is a range-only navigation law....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Wall-E: Urbanism, Helath Care, Population, and Social Movements

- In the movie Wall-E by John Carter, a robot by the name of Wall-E has a life job of cleaning up the Earth that had been destroyed and polluted by the human race as it became overpopulated and contaminated by too much urbanization. When Wall-E meets a robot by the name of Eve, who’s mission is to find a source of life on Earth, he travels to the spaceship that holds the entire population of Earth in order to save Eve. While saving Eve, he discovers how the human race is unable to care for themselves, and need to be persistently cared for by on-board robots....   [tags: John Carter, film, robot, Earth]

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The Efficiency of the Modern Day Soldier

- Mankind has been engaged in many conflicts throughout history. Each conflict and battle has brought new weapons that have resulted in an increase in combat deaths. The development of these new weapons has also forced the development of new ways to protect and enhance the survival of the soldiers. U.S. soldiers are safer and more efficient today because of technological advances in robotic warfare, nonlethal weapons, and vehicles, and improved soldier equipment. The efficiency of the modern day soldier has improved because of the new technology in robotic warfare....   [tags: conflict, robot warfare, combat deaths]

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Emotional Disconnect in Alex Proyas’ I, Robot and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

- Often times issues are acknowledged and nothing is done to stop them. In other cases, they are put to an end. In Alex Proyas’ I, Robot and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, although they both demonstrate the theme of emotional disconnect and have a character who does not possess the strong loss of emotions that the other characters do, the characters in Alex Proyas’ film show a deeper understanding regarding the problems that emotional disconnect may cause them, and made an effort to stop what was happening....   [tags: Brave New World Essays]

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Wi-Fi Based Spy Robot Controlled Using Android Application and Implementing Face Detection for Enhanced Surveillance

- B. Android’s Software Development Kit (SDK) SDK [13] is a set of software development tools which aid in the development of Android applications. It includes eclipse, SDK manager and Android Virtual Device (AVD) manager. Eclipse is the Integrated Development Environment (IDE) which includes important functions such as formatting the code, graphical designing of the layout and different perspectives such as Java perspective, DDMS perspective etc., which are very useful for coding and debugging. SDK manager is a tool which is used to list out the installed Android Application Programming Interface (API) and other tools and provide a means to download and install other API’s and updates....   [tags: software development]

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My aim is to produce a line follower robot with a bump sensor

- My aim is to produce a line follower robot with a bump sensor which can reverse if it goes off course. Research: Line follower robots are most commonly produced to take part in competitions. The purpose of the line follower robot is to follow a line. The robot will only follow a line that is black against a white background or a white line against a black background. This is so that the sensors can distinguish a clear difference in light and so the robot can trace and follow the line. From my research I have decided to use infrared LED emitters (phototransistors)....   [tags: Design and Technology]

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An Apple Versus A Robot

- Apple versus Samsung, arguably two of the biggest companies in technology today. They both have a large market share in mobile phones, computers, and cellphones. But in the videos I have chosen to compare, its each companies Tablet computers that take center stage. The introduction of the very first iPad in 2010 thrust Apple into market dominance and ever since companies such as Samsung, Google and Microsoft have been trying to catch up with little luck. Apple’s Your Verse TV Ad for the iPad Air shows many people in different situations utilizing the iPad in various ways....   [tags: samsung, technology, video]

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Creating a Personal Electronic Home Room Security System Robot with Lego Mindstorm

- Personal Electronic Home Room Security System-Bot Question: Is it possible to create a personal electronic home room security system with Lego’s Mindstorm kit. Hypothesis: If I use the Lego’s Mindstorm kit, I hypothesize that any type of security system is possible with legos because the freedom of using as many RCX blocks as possible allows room for larger and more complex robots, though the program NQC does have some limits to it. Background Research: Ever since the beginning of civilization, people had been searching ways to secure their own privacy from intruders....   [tags: Robotics]

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Kicking It To Goal State

- In 1996, IBM computer scientists developed a chess-playing computer named Deep Blue. Not only did people doubt that it would have the ability to beat a world champion, they found it to be ludicrous that it would be able to beat any average joe. The media was in for a shock when on May 11th, 1997 under regular timed situations, Deep Blue beat the world champion at the time, Garry Kasparov at a game of chess. IBM's Deep Blue innovation has acted as the springboard for the basis of Robocup, and the notion of soccer-playing robots....   [tags: Robot Soccer Technology]

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The Origin of Robots

- The Origin of Robots Over the years mankind has advanced greatly in the field of technology and day by day we continue to advance. The future holds many possibilities, one of which is living in a world with robots. Isaac Asimov shared his view of this possible future in his novel I, Robot. His view portrays robots as machines superior to humans mentally and physically. If robots are superior to humans, how do humans control the robots. Humans create the three Laws of Robotics, which are instilled into the positronic brains of every robot created....   [tags: Asimov I Robot Essays]

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Physics of Robots

- Definition of a Robot A Robot is a reprogramable, multi-functional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools, or a specialized devices through variable programmed motions for the performance of variety of tasks. In order to make a robot do anything it has to have a program or a set of programs that tell it to do certain tasks. Robots come in all different shapes and sizes. Some robots have been used to try and look and behave physically like a human being. Other robots are used for home entertainments....   [tags: physics robot robots]

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Microprocessor-based Mobile Robot with On-board Vision System Driving Range Golf Ball Retriever

- Microprocessor-based Mobile Robot with On-board Vision System Driving Range Golf Ball Retriever The Golf Retrieving Mobile Robot is an undergraduate thesis of the DLSU students. It is a robot that is capable of retrieving golf balls automatically without the assistance of a person. This is very useful in a driving range or the area where golfers practice their swings to hit golf balls. The robot is named Greg, it is able to accumulate golf balls on the field. The problems that might arise are the confusion of the driving ranges and re-use of golf balls....   [tags: essays research papers]

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One Day I'll Teach a Robot to Write My Essays

- Technology is advancing every field of science in unimaginable ways. Computers alone have opened up countless job and schooling opportunities that are continually growing by the day. Doctors an scientists in the medical world are using computers for everything from keeping patient files on hand at all times, to better understanding the human brain. (Friedman, and Koffman 2) Technology can make everyday life infinitely easier. Nearly every company is embracing technology, like computers, as it simplifies their day to day activities....   [tags: Technology]

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- Robotics What do you think of when you think about ‘robots’. If you think they are only the stuff of space movies and science fiction novels, then think again. Robots are the largest growing technological devices in the world. They perform many functions ranging from space exploration to entertainment. In the following essay the functions of robots, the various types of robots and the advantages and disadvantages of using robots will be discussed. The reasons for using robots are almost endless for example ; robots are ideal for jobs that require repetitive , precise movements....   [tags: Technology Robot]

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The Development of Autnomous Robots

- What do you call a race between lots of transformers. A megathon. Autonomous Robots are being introduced to the average human as a robot that can potentially save the world. Unlike children, most adults do not believe that robots will be applicable to them in the future. The development of autonomous robots have transformed all the way from the Exoskeleton, low autonomy, Roomba, high autonomy on lower scale, Aismo, high autonomy on a medium scale, to a self-automated driving car, high autonomy on a larger scale....   [tags: Examples, Cars]

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Autonomous SAR Robots Necessary for Natural Disasters

- Introduction and Overview Disastrous nature such as earthquake, flooding, or tornados gives a big impact to the affected area. These kinds of catastrophe cause another disaster such a landslide or collapsed building that may claim many lives. During this critical situation, people especially police, fire department are deployed in search and rescue mission to save countless life and of course under the circumstance their well being are put on high risk and expose to danger. Hence, the robot are build to replace human when it comes to difficult task and involving in critical situation neither human or tools can do....   [tags: rescue, victims, communication]

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Analysis of Current Military Robots and Capabilities

- Many robots can be categorized into two categories: autonomous and teleoperated. Autonomous robots are self-sustaining robots that can decide for themselves without outside control and can be operated for an extended period of time. The iRobot Roomba household robotics vacuum would be considered an autonomous robot; it can navigate itself through a house without control from a human. Newly emerging self-driving cars are also autonomous. They require no input from a human to navigate through roads and is self aware of other obstacles around it....   [tags: teleoperated robots, suspected bomb]

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The Benefits and Methodologies of Rescue Robots

- INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW OF SYSTEM Rescue robot is a robot that has been designed for the purpose of rescuing people in situations that employ rescue robots are mining accidents, urban disasters, hostage situations, and explosions. The benefits of rescue robots to these operations include reduced personnel requirements, reduced fatigue, and access to otherwise unreachable areas. Since then many new ideas have been formed about rescue robots . These robots are very important in disaster scenarios and are hopefully taking a change for the better....   [tags: disasters, snake, locomotion]

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Robots for People: Do We Really Need Them?

- Robots for people: Do we really need them. Introduction: Scientific progress makes huge milestones toward developing new advanced technologies which are more and more present in human lives. Today robots replace people in many spheres such as health care, security and military, industry, education, entertainment and science. Role of robots becomes more significant because they are able to do the job which people are not able to perform well. Sometimes people are too lazy to do some routine work, due to such situation those tasks could be delegated to machines....   [tags: Technology ]

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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

- ... A main problem is human acceptance of robots and by making them look more human like, its approach is to enhance people’s acceptance of robots and increase a robot’s familiarity.Robots will be like humans in how they speak, act, and even make jestures. “However, the role of anthropomorphism in robotics is not to build an artificial human but rather to take advantage of it as a mechanism through which social interaction can be facilitated. An underlying assumption is that humans prefer to interact with machines in the same way that they interact with other people....   [tags: ways of the future, robots, technology]

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Human Perception of Domestic Robots

- In this section, we will explore the results of some previous studies to identify the factors that affect the human perception of domestic robots, in general. By human perception, I mean what people think of appearance of domestic robots – machinelike or humanlike, the preferences and expectations of people from the domestic robots in terms of physical embodiment and capabilities. Researchers had found that human perception of domestic robots was greatly influenced by the science fiction movies and previous experiences [2, 4]....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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Robotics in the Medical Field

- The medical field has revolutionized the health and well being of society. Throughout the decades, the medical field has been through sweeping changes that leave society astonished. It seems like each year that passes by, there is a new technological advancement that modernizes the medical field. Not only do these advancements modernize medicine, but they in return aid doctors, nurses, and specialists by improving their effectiveness within the field. About ten years ago, the da Vinci Surgical System was introduced to hospitals and the medical field, in general because the FDA had finally approved the system within the United States (Dunkin)....   [tags: Robotic Surgery, Technology Advancements]

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Industrial Robots and Manufacturing Automation

- Industrial Robots and Manufacturing Automation Abstract Automation started out as an assembly line of workers doing the same repetitive task all day long. Some of the jobs were very boring, dirty, unpleasant, and possibly dangerous. After the introduction of the first robot in 1961, automation began to advance in ways people could only imagine. Each of the six basic styles of robot used in industry today were designed with different applications in mind. Some of the robots were designed for assembly, others are more suited for simple pick and place applications, while a select few are capable of carrying heavy loads over a large area....   [tags: Robots Automation Essays]

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The Concept of Efficiency with Respect to Process in Business Management

- Simplify process of production is a way to improve efficacy in business. In past, people have used steam engine in the first industrial revolution and changed the all over the world, and in the last century assembly line have simplify production in lots of factories. Still now, the assembly line is popular in many developing countries, because most companies move their factories, production department or let original equipment manufacturer (OEM) produce their goods. This essay will introduce and discuss the assembly line and industrial robots in developing countries....   [tags: production, OEM, assembly line, industrial robots]

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Who is Responsible for Military Robots’ Lethal Actions?

- 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....   [tags: Killer Robots Ethics]

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Why Do Machines Work Better than People?

- Predictions most likely to occur As we looking ahead to 2020 the digital world’s penetration of every aspect of ordinary life will near completion. The unpredicted robots are coming. Robots will play a big role in future. Robots are machines and they are better at rules and routines while people are better at directing and diagnosing. But it doesn't have to stay that way. It is an invisible force that goes by many names. What jobs will the robot take in coming future. Computerization, automation, artificial intelligence, technology and innovation are all in a robot....   [tags: artificial intelligence, power, invention]

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The History and Importance of Robots

- The first known robot was created around 400-350 BC by the mathematician Archytas and was a steam powered pigeon. Archytas constructed his bird out of wood and used steam to power the movement of the robot. This bird was then suspended from a pivot bar at one point the bird managed to fly as much as 200 meters before it ran out of steam. This is not only the first known robot. Robots are machines capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically or controlled by imputed source by impued source....   [tags: electromechanical beings]

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Robots Shouldn't Replace Human Labor

- With the development of technology in the world, people are faced with many things they never saw and knew before. In this modern life, technology has affected a lot in people’s lives in many levels. Robot is considered as an important product of technology. Robot was introduced by a writer, Karel Čapek, from the Czech word, robota, meaning “forced labor” or “serf”. Čapek used the word Robot in his play, R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) which opened in Prague in January, 1921, a play in which automata are mass-produced by an Englishman named Rossum....   [tags: humanoid, forced labor]

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On the Battlefield with Robots

- Imagine you are in World War II. You are facing the enemy on the battlefield. The last time a squad was in this type of situation, they all died. Every last one. But this time, something is different. You have the B.E.A.R (Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot). This robot could save all of your lives. And it does. You happened to faint and would have been shot down had the B.E.A.R not saved you. You now owe your life to a robot. Aren’t you glad that the robot replaced a human at your side. Robots should take over human jobs because robots are finish tasks safely, produce better quality, and less costly....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Government’s Role in the Surgical Tools Industry

- 4) Considering the government mechanisms introduced in Harborne, P. and Hendry, C. 2012. “Commercialising new energy technologies: failure of the Japanese machine?” Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 497–510, describe the role of government as your chosen industry has emerged. The Life Science Surgical Tools Industry is the use of technology to help save people’s lives. For example, Robotic Surgery is a life science surgical tool designed to help surgeons make precise incisions....   [tags: Role of Government in Business]

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Life Science Surgical Tools: An Ethical Dilemma

- 2) Choose an ethical dilemma that is relevant to your emerging industry and describe your recommended course of action using the following questions: Is the action consistent with the actor’s basic duties. Does it respect the rights and other legitimate claims of the affected parties. Does it reflect best practice. Is it compatible with the actor's own deeply held commitments. The emerging industry I have chosen is Life Science Surgical Tools. An ethical dilemma I think is relevant for this emerging industry is the success rate....   [tags: Ethics in Business]

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Artificial Intelligence is Dangerous to Humanity

- Artificial intelligence has become a big controversy between scientists within the past few years. Will artificial intelligence improve our communities in ways we humans can’t, or will they just cause danger to us. I believe that artificial intelligence will only bring harm to our communities. There are multiple reasons why artificial intelligence will bring danger to humanity, some of them being: you can’t trust them, they will lead to more unemployment, and they will cause more obesity. Artificial intelligence is the development of a computer system that is able to perform tasks of human intelligence like visual perception, speech recognition, and decision-making....   [tags: human intelligence, computer, scientists]

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The Asimovian Way

- The Asimovian way consists of three elements, science-fiction, technology, and the future. With the great writing ability that he has, through science-fiction Asimov shows his readers how creative he can be. A fantastic example would be his Foundation series. Those books take place three-thousand years in the future on different planets with galactic empires. Stories like that obviously demand a great amount of creativity. Also, the way Asimov shows what he thinks of technology through his style of writing is unique....   [tags: science-fiction, technology, the future]

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The Study of Robotics and Mechatronics

- Robotics [Name of the writer] [Name of the institution] Robotics Recently the professors at the Westmoreland County Community College conducted a special program to introduce students to the field of mechatronics and robotics. Robotics is the engineering science and technology of robots (meaning the robot as a machine that could perform tasks autonomously or semi-autonomous) mechanics related to electronics, and software. It is an increasingly popular science to develop real intelligence capable of performing many human tasks or just facilitating them....   [tags: technology, science, mobile, systems, products]

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