History of Robots

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Water Clock The Greek inventor Ctesibus of Alexandria designs water clocks that have movable figures on them. They are buil to t tell time and use the momentum of water to move and run them. Link: http://www.thocp.net/reference/robotics/robotics.html
Da vinci airplane
The Pidgeon *** 350 BC ***The Greek mathematician, Archytas of Tarentum builds a mechanical bird dubbed "the Pigeon" that is propelled by steam. It serves as one of histories earliest studies of flight, not to mention probably the first model airplane. Link: http://robotics.megagiant.com/history.html
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Plato's Writings *** 427 BC *** In some of his writings, Plato expresses ideas, several millennia before the advent off the computer that are relevant to modern dilemmas regarding human thought and its relation to the mechanics of the machine. Link: http://www.thocp.net/reference/robotics/robotics.html
Aljazari automata
Jan 11th, 1200
Arab Writings and Technology Arab authors also designed complex mechanical arrangements in books they wrote that gives state of the art technology in the Middle Ages and where it wil be going in the future. Link: http://www.thocp.net/reference/robotics/robotics.html
Leonardo robot3
Jan 1st, 1495
Leonardo's Knight Leonardo di Vinci created a mechanical device that looked like an armored knight. It was designed to look like a real man was inside the armor. It amused royalty. Link: http://robotics.megagiant.com/history.html
S Andriod The word "android" is entered into society. Albert Magnus writes a German dictionary of technolgy and this word is included into it to describe robotics and artifiacl intelligence. Link: http://robotics.ece.auckland.ac.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31
Picthewriterture%2010 1 The Writer Pierre and Henri Jacquet Droz build a robotic child called L'Ecrivain (The Writer). It could write messages with up to 40 characters. L'Ecrivain's brain was a mechanical computer. Link:http://www.used-robots.com/robot-education.php?page=robot+timeline
Jacquard%20loom Jacquard's Loom Joseph Jacquard built an automated loom that is controlled with punched cards to sew materials togther and make paper documents. These cards roll through a reader to produce the end result. Link: http://robotics.megagiant.com/history.html
220px frankenstein's monster %28boris karloff%29 Frankenstein Mary Shelley writes a book about a robot that is created by an evil doctor named Dr. Frankenstein that takes over the local town and puts fear in the eyes of the citygoers. Link: http://www.used-robots.com/robot-education.php?page=robot+timeline
Images Tesla Vehicle Nikolai Tesla introduces the first remote-controlled vehicle. The remote-control boat could be commanded to go, stop, turn left and right, turn its lights on and off, and even submerge. The public was not impressed. Link: http://robotics.ece.auckland.ac.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31
Rossums universal robots 322 "Robot" First Introduced The term "robot" was first used in a play called "R.U.R." or "Rossum's Universal Robots" by the Czech writer Karel Capek. The plot was about a man making robot then robot kills the amn who made him. Link:http://inventors.about.com/od/roboticsrobots/a/RoboTimeline.htm
170px metropolisnew Metropolis Metropolis was released by Fritz Lang. "Maria" was shown on screen and she was the first robot to be shown on screen. This movie was released in German, and was many people's first exposure to a "robot". Link: http://robotics.megagiant.com/history.html
Newell simon The Logic Theorist Alan Newell and Herbert Simon create the Logic Theorist, the first "expert system". The expert system computer program was used to help solve difficult math problems that otherwise couldnt be solved with what they had. Link: http://robotics.megagiant.com/history.html
Unimate First Industrial Robot The first industrial robot was online in a General Motors automobile factory in New Jersey. It was called UNIMATE. Some of the uses including welding things, assembling, and packaging items. Link:http://inventors.about.com/od/roboticsrobots/a/RoboTimeline.htm
Arm Motored Robot Arm Takeo Kanade builds the direct drive arm. It is the first to have motors installed directly into the joints of the arm. This change makes robot arms faster and much more accurate than previous ones. Link: http://robotics.megagiant.com/history.html
Roomba Robot Vacuum Roomba robot vacuum cleaner is introduced. It is able to navigate on house floors to clean them up with out the human labor of a normal vacuum. They are producted by iRobot. Link: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/technology/historyofrobotics.html
Selfrep tower Cornell's Robot Researchers at Cornell University build the first self-replicating robot. Each ‘robot’ is made up of a small tower of computerized cubes which link together through the use of magnets. Link: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/technology/historyofrobotics.html
Dextre 278x225 Space Robots to Fix Satelittes There will be robots in space that can automatically fix satellites that need work on them instead of risking humans to do it or limiting work needing to be done. Link: http://news.discovery.com/space/robot-satellite-repair-nasa.html
Household robot 1 Household Robots We predict that around the year 2022, we will have fully functional robots to do common household chores to do things humans may not need to do anymore. Link: http://teams.kipr.org/awards/05-0002/present.htm
Robot army 1 Robot Soldiers The United States Department of Defense predicts that by the year 2035, the United State military will have its first completely automated robot soldier to fight in warzones replacing live people. Link: http://science.howstuffworks.com/robot-armies.htm
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