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  • Cog's Robot Arm
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    Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence once something that people thought could only come out of science fiction novels and movies. But today that could all change because of a robot called Cog. Cog is an artificial intelligence that its creators have given a body. He is the future of AI and a new beginning for the field. His creator, Rodney Brooks, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, thought of creating cog, from inspiration from an artificial intelligence that ...
  • 0 Robotic Assembly A Robotic Assembly Cell
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    ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY & AUTOMATION Coursework 2 Robotics Summary At present BL Cars Ltd manufacture a part of an automobile suspension assembly known as a Crosstube. They are considering moving from manual to robotic production in either a single cell / single robot or line / multi robot layout. The following report recommends the use of the Fanuc Arc Mate robot, which is a compact, six axis, modular-built, electric servo-driven robot which is controlled by the a R-J 3 controller wit...
  • Sharp Turns For The Non Agile Robot
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    The design challenge is to navigate a robot through a preset course using the knowledge from previous labs and additional research of any kind. Solutions are free from restraint except for the requirement that the voltage source may not exceed 9 volts (standard layout would dictate a 7.2 voltage source). The course layout, dubbed a maze, is a simple square enclosure with 2 barriers protruding from the near and far rails. Black and white tape is laid out inside suggested a course for robots to ta...
  • Industrial Robots And Manufacturing Automation
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    Abstract Automation started out as an assembly line of workers doing the same repetitive task all day long. Some of the jobs were very boring, dirty, unpleasant, and possibly dangerous. After the introduction of the first robot in 1961, automation began to advance in ways people could only imagine. Each of the six basic styles of robot used in industry today were designed with different applications in mind. Some of the robots were designed for assembly, others are more suited for simple pick an...
  • Kind S Susan Calvin
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    Creative Story: Deadlock " B ! B !' The alarm went off, and Susan Calvin rolled over. It was 6: 30 in the morning, and RoboTimerTM had done its job admirably, waking her up to the second of the time that it had been factory-programmed. Unfortunately, it hadn't been set to the correct date, and when it announced 'Saturday, December 14th! Good morning!' in a load cheery tone, she groaned out load with the realization that it was Saturday, and after that affair with the hyper drive motor, she wante...
  • Stay With My Monopoly
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    Part 1 In a Perfect Competition there are many firms that sell a product. Most likely it is a single product that they sell, competing against each other. They allow people to come in and out of the market very easily. In a Monopoly there is a single seller, he decides who he wants to sell it to and at what price he wishes to sell it at. There is usually one unique product that they sell. Though there are lots of products out there, there are some that inventors are not willing to share. For exa...
  • Humans Need Robots
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    Should the progression of robotic technology be limited Are movies like Terminator foretelling what will happen as the twenty-first century expands its boundaries with robotics Are robots becoming too smart Should humans trust robots to learn and act on their own Can and will robots turn on their masters In the movie Terminator a robot from the future comes back to forewarn the people that if they do not change the direction that technology is going then the world would be over taken by robots. ...
  • Non Human By A Robot
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    Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Sigmund Freud said that we have an uncanny reaction to the inanimate. This is probably because we know that - despite pretensions and layers of philosophizing - we are nothing but recursive, self aware, introspective, conscious machines. Special machines, no doubt, but machines althesame. The series of James bond movies constitutes a decades-spanning gallery of human paranoia. Villains change: communists, neo-nazis, med...
  • I Robot Vs Frankenstein
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    In the 19th century Mary Shelley introduced us her first and unique novel Frankenstein. Almost 200 years later director Alex Pro yas released his new blockbuster I, Robot based on the homonymous short story by Isaac Asimov. Both stories tell the viewer a fiction about creatures produced by human beings. These creatures feel itself as a stranger in the society and misunderstood. But even if the stories have the same beginning they are presented in a different way. So the question is: Is the movie...
  • Transformers Action Figures
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    Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye When I was younger, I loved to watch cartoons. Although I watched many cartoons, there was one cartoon in particular that caught my attention the most. This cartoon was a science fiction story about robotic lifeforms called The Transformers. At that time, The Transformers was the most exciting and important thing in my life. It came on everyday, and I tried not to ever miss an episode. If I knew I would miss an episode, I made sure I had someone record it fo...
  • Japanese Hospitality Robots Debut At World Expo
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    An Informative Summary of "Japanese Hospitality Robots Debut at World Expo " Tsuno, Yoshikazu "Japanese Hospitality Robots Debut At World Expo". 9 Mar 2005. Space Daily 1 Apr 2005. The 2005 World Exposition in Nagkute, Japan will present technical wonders to the public. The World Expo runs in the central Aichi region for six months starting March 25. Japan uses the expo to display its technological might. Interactive Robots on display will be the main attraction. The Expo includes robots that re...
  • Electronic Pets As Sophisticated As Aibo
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    INTRODUCTION The Japanese have again burst into the technology industry with the introduction of their newest product, Aibo, the robotic pet dog. Aibo is a Japanese word short for "companion", and it also stands for Artificial Intelligence Robot. This creature is able to navigate its environment and respond to changes. This highly innovative idea began back in 1994 when Toshi T. Doi, Sony Corporations lead engineer, enlisted an artificial intelligence expert named Masahiro Fujita to formulate a ...
  • Robots
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    Robots-unethical / immoral? Lately there have been more and more smart machines that have been taking over regular human tasks but as it grows the bigger picture is that robots will take over a lot of tasks now done by people. But, many people think that there are important ethical and moral issues that have to be dealt with this. Sooner or later there is going to be a robot that will interact in a humane manner but there are many questions to be asked like; how will they interact with us? Do we...
  • Part Of Robotics
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    I saw the flier from Tech, and it was second week of school. I spotted out a robotic course at MIT. The program seemed tailored to my interest in math and science and to my competitive spirit. I couldnt resist the opportunity. When I asked some of my friends if they were willing to sign up for a course with me, most of them discouraged me by telling me it was too advanced for them or they did not have time for such a course. Finally one of my friends and I signed up. The first day was not the be...
  • First Few Chapters Of Robot
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    Robot wars Robot: The Future of Flesh and Machines Rodney A Brooks 272 pp, Penguin It may appear rather precocious for a field of study that is less than 50 years old to pride itself on having a "classical" form and "non-classical" variants. Yet this is how those at the cutting edge of artificial intelligence (AI) describe the theoretical diversity that currently characterises their discipline. The "classical" form - which has also been dubbed GOFAI (Good Old Fashioned AI) - subscribed to a rath...
  • Mr Bradburys Prediction Of A Robot
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    "A robot is a reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools, or specialized devices through various programmed motions for the performance of variety of tasks" (Veit). In Mr. Bradbury's novel, Fahrenheit 451, he made a prediction that in the future there would be robots that would help and assist humans. Mr. Bradburys prediction came true thanks to imaginations like his. Mr. Bradbury predicted that there would be a robot capable of moving, giving injections,...

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