History Of Robotics

Timeline created by niggarina
  • Jan 1, 1495

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinci designed and possibly built the first humanoid robot.
  • Pierre and Henry Louis Jaquet-Droz

    Pierre and Henry Louis Jaquet-Droz
    Pierre and Henry Louis Jaquet-Droz invented the first automaton that could write.
  • Dr. Achibald Campion

    Dr. Achibald Campion
    Dr. Achibald Campion builds the Boilerplate which is a prototype soldier.
  • Karel Capek

    Karel Capek
    The term "robot" was first used in a play called "Rossum's Universal Robots" by the Czech writer Karel Capek. The plot; man creates robot and robot kills man.
  • Westinghouse

    Westinghouse
    Westinghouse creates ELEKTRO a robot that could walk, talk, and smoke.
  • Isaac Asimov

    Isaac Asimov
    Isaac Asimov first used the word "robotics" to describe the technology of robots and he predicted the rise of a powerful robot industry.
  • Isaac Asimov

    Isaac Asimov
    Isaac Asimov wrote the 3 laws of robots :
    1. A robot may not injure a human, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    2. A robot must obey the orders it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict withe the First or Second Law.
  • William Grey Walter

    William Grey Walter
    Invented robots Elmer and Elsie that use simple electronics to mimic life-like behaviour.
  • First Robot Company

    First Robot Company
    George Devol and Joseph Engelberger form the world's first robot company.
  • UNIMATE

    UNIMATE
    The first industrial robot, UNIMATE, was used in a General Motors automobile factory in New Jersey to complete dangerous and repetitive tasks.
  • DENDRAL

    DENDRAL
    The robot, DENDRAL, was created in Stanford. It was designed to execute the accumulated knowlege of experts. It was the first expert system.
  • Sharkey

    Sharkey
    Shakey was the first mobile robot controlled by artificial intellence.
  • Standford Cart

    Standford Cart
    The Standford Cart (created in 1970) crossed a chair-filled room without human assistance. The cart had a tv camera mounted on a rail which took pictures from multiple angles and relayed them to a computer. The computer analyzed the distance between the cart and the obstacles.
  • LEGO

    LEGO
    First educational LEGO products brought tomarket.
  • Honda

    Honda
    Honda creates P2, the first self-regulating, bipedal humanoid robot.
  • NASA

    NASA
    NASA's PathFinder lands on Mars. It is a robotic rover that sends images and data about Mars back to Earth, while it roams the planet.
  • Honda

    Honda
    Honda creates P3 is the first completely indpendent bipedal humanoid walking robot.
  • Sony

    Sony
    Sony Dream Robots (SDR) is able to recognize 10 different faces, expresses emotion through speech and body language, and can walk on flat as well as irregular surfaces.
  • Honda - ASIMO

    Honda - ASIMO
    Honda creates the Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility (ASIMO). It is intended to be a personal assistant. It recognizes its owner's face, voice, and name. Can read email and is capable of streaming video from its camera to a PC.
  • HUBO

    HUBO
    The Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), creates HUBO, and claims it is the smartest robot in the world. This robot is linked to a computer via a high-speed wireless connection, the computer does all of the thinking for the robot.