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 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.

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

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

    First educational LEGO products brought tomarket.
  • Honda

    Honda creates P2, the first self-regulating, bipedal humanoid robot.
  • 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 creates P3 is the first completely indpendent bipedal humanoid walking robot.
  • 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

    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.