In the past, the human labor and the aid of domesticated
animals, both gave the efforts to build the earliest societies.
When the machines were invented to perform repetitive tasks,
like “lifting water and grinding grain”, and mechanics and
complex mechanisms were developed, human labor became
less important. As a result, more technological advances
developed slightly and widely spread.
Electronics was a major technological advance that led to the
creation of the “autonomous robots” by William Grey in 1948. In
1954, George Devol invented a digital and programmable robot
and called it “Unimate”, that later on was used to move hot
metal objects by General Motors in 1960.
• what is a Robot?
-What are they made of?
•Robotics (the study of the robot)
•Why robots were invented?
-Why use Robots?
Types of robots by locomotion
Types of robots by application
•Robots under the water
•Robots with other functions
Advantages Vs. disadvantages
The influence of the robots and their future
What is a robot?
Definition= ‘forced work or labor’
What are they made of?
The controller ‘brain’
The field of study of the robots
Roboticists: people who specialize in robotics
Robotics in our lives: has a big role in education, industry,
science and researches
5. Robots invention
1948: the invention of the robots by the British robotics
pioneer; William Grey Walter
The robot’s creating notion and it’s creation through ages
Why use robots?
Humans wanted a machine to rely on, because robots
never get tired and help the humans by different tasks all the
time. Will discuss the reasons more under the advantages of
the robots label.
6. Types of robots by locomotion
I. Stationary robots
1.1 Cartesian/Gantry robots
1.2 Cylindrical robots
1.3 Spherical robots
1.4 SCARA robots
1.5 Articulated robots (robotic arms)
1.6 Parallel robots
II. Wheeled robots (rolling robots)
2.1 Single wheel (ball) robots
2.2 Two-wheeled robots
2.3 Three and more wheel robots
III. Legged robots
3.1 Bipedal robots (humanoid robots)
3.2 Tripedal robots
3.3 quadrupedal robots
3.4 hexapod robots
3.5 other numbers of legs
4.1 Remote-control robots
4.2 Virtual robots
4.3 Mobile spherical robots (robotic balls)
7. Types of robots by application
- Industrial robots
- Mobile robots
- Domestic or houshold robots
- Medical robots
- School robots
- Entertainment robots
Robots under the water
Robots with other functions
- Robots in agriculture
- Beam robots
8. Advantages & disadvantages
Used to do repetitive (boring) actions or jobs
Perform a variety of tasks
Improve in quality
Increase in production
Perform dangerous tasks that humans can’t do
Robots do not get sick, they can work 24/7 without complaining
Expertise: training on to use robots takes time
9. The robots’ influence, and their future
In the future, people and robots can go side by side in their
lives in each area. In several areas they are irreplaceable now
Replace many hard-working human workers with robots.
Who knows exactly how this term “human and robots”
will be translated into future. Humans and robots that
complement each other – they prosper together and live
together. However, Complicated tasks are still best
performed by human beings with real brainpower.