Robotics is a term coined by Isaac Asimov to describe the field of science involving robots and related technologies. So what is a robot? The word comes from a 1923 Czech play called R.U.R. and described autonomous, humanoid robot servants. The original Czech word was robota, which means "servitude or forced labor". According to the Syrius Cybernetics Corporation of Douglas Adams' Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a robot is "your plastic pal who's fun to be with". A more conventional definition is, "A mechanical device that sometimes resembles a human and is capable of performing a variety of often complex human tasks". There are many other definitions, some a bit too narrow and some far too broad. Robotics Computers.
Robotics is the branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Robotics is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and science that includes mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, and others. Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation, and use of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing.
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- Artificial intelligence - Artificial intelligence is intelligence displayed by machines, in contrast with the natural intelligence displayed by humans and other animals.
- Autonomous robot - An autonomous robot performs behaviors or tasks with a high degree of autonomy, which is particularly desirable in fields such as spaceflight, household maintenance, waste water treatment and delivering goods and services.
- Cloud robotics - Cloud robotics is a field of robotics that attempts to invoke cloud technologies such as cloud computing, cloud storage, and other Internet technologies centred on the benefits of converged infrastructure and shared services for robotics.
- Cognitive robotics - Cognitive robotics is concerned with endowing a robot with intelligent behavior by providing it with a processing architecture that will allow it to learn and reason about how to behave in response to complex goals in a complex world.
- Evolutionary robotics - Evolutionary robotics is a methodology that uses evolutionary computation to develop controllers for autonomous robots. Algorithms in ER frequently operate on populations of candidate controllers, initially selected from some distribution.
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News, Website, links, and several tutorials, on electronics and robotics. Robonyp's Website.
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Photographed autopsy of the popular singing fish novelty fad reveals its robotic-like subsystems with complete informative descriptions. How Stuff Works - The Singing Fish.
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Discussion forum for fans of the Robots. Forum.net web site. RobotsRule.com Forum.
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News, Trends, information, opinion and analysis portal covering the personal, service, mobile and military robotics markets. Robotics Trends.
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For the newsgroups comp. FAQ.robotics.misc and comp.robotics.research. Robotics FAQ.
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An ABB industrial robot operated via the Internet. Telerobot on the Web. Online since 1994 and originally controlled with a web browser applet, this was one of the first web-controlled robots. Registration is required to use the robot. Australia's Telerobot on the Web.
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Portal site featuring tutorials, Grid, news, links, and other resources for robot builders. Machine Grid.
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News and interviews, RobotsLife.com, and information on research and events. RobotsLife.com.
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RobotCafe. RobotCafe.com.com is a unique portal that offers search results based on quality and popularity. Find free tutorials, news, discussion forums, and an directory of links to robotics websites. RobotCafe.com.
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Articles discussing the latest news on robotics technology and artificial intelligence research. Popular Mechanics Robotics.
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Includes commentary on robot related terminology and many applications of robotics including entertainment, about Robots, military, space, industrial, and others. Learn about Robots.
- An GoRobotics.net www
An amateur robotics site, GoRobotics.net, including links, books, and resources. GoRobotics.net.
- A American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty toward Robots www
A site devoted to ensuring the rights of any sentient robots that may someday be developed. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty toward Robots.
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Offers news, Robot World, reviews and history of robots, as well as robot building guides and a discussion forum. BBC Robot World.
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Robotics community site for India. India. Site include discussion forums, news, and links. Robotics India.
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A news and discussion site for those interested in robots and robotics. Robots.net. Home of the Robot Competition FAQ and a variety of resource pages. Robots.net.
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News and reviews on the latest robotics innovation, Geek, and projects to try. Tech Geek.
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News weblog on topics that include robotics, Futures Newsletter, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and sciences that could dramatically affect the future of society. Plausible Futures Newsletter.
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Online discussion forum for subject related to electronics including robotics, Forum, analog design, analog filters, and tubes. Electronics Forum.
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Robotics and AI news Robots.net.
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Lots of information on androids and specific android projects. Android World.
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Robotics portal site devoted to robotic locomotion and home automation. Spot. Based in Madrid, Spain. Site in English and Spanish. Robotic Spot.
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Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab page that provides an overview of Humanoid Robotics, Robotics, addressing their history, current research, and ethical issues. Humanoid Robotics.
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A weblog with tips and help on building robots, Robots, robot links and robot designs. Orion Robots.
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SIGART is the ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence. SIGART Electronic Information Services.
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Community discussions, Intelligence Depot, regular tutorials, daily news, and a searchable knowledge base. Artificial Intelligence Depot.
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Developer of artificial life worlds as free software with open source code, Games, with the eventual aim of creating true artificial intelligence. Applications include a dungeon generator written in C++, and a shooter game for Windows. Alife Games.
- Erik Artificial Life Links www
Erik Max Francis' categorized list of links to sites regarding artificial life and related fields. Artificial Life Links.
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Pictures, Animatronics.org, movies and information about animatronics. Includes information on the mechanics, electronics, and programming of modern animtronic systems. Animatronics.org.
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Robotic Sculpture, Art of Carl Pisaturo, built by Carl Pisaturo. Pictured and described. Robotic Art of Carl Pisaturo.
- The PPRK: Palm Pilot Robot Kit www
The Palm Pilot Robot Kit is a design for an easy-to-build, Palm Pilot Robot Kit, fully autonomous robot controlled by a Palm handheld computer. PPRK: Palm Pilot Robot Kit.
- An Dick Cappels' Project Pages www
An assortment of microcontroller projects for robotics and other embedded applications. Cappels' Project Pages. Projects include a software component, a hardware component, or both. The information and source code is proprietary. The license allows free (gratis) download and use for non-commercial purposes only. Dick Cappels' Project Pages.
- Online The Robot shop www
Online store offering complete consumer robots as well as robot kits and components. The Robot shop.
- Robotics, HTR, Hellenic Technology of Robotics www
Robotics, Hellenic Technology of Robotics, Industry Automation Hardware and Software, Security Systems, Business Software HTR, Hellenic Technology of Robotics.
- A Roboexotica www
A competition of developing technologies for the integration of technological achievements in everyday life, Roboexotica, and as a means of documenting the creation of new interfaces for man-machine-interaction. Roboexotica.
- An ArtBots Robot Talent Show www
An international art exhibition for robotic art and art-making robots. Robot Talent Show. Awards for "Artist Choice" and "Audience Choice". ArtBots Robot Talent Show.
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dmoz.org Directory: Robotics Computers