A report on Robotics

The Shadow robot hand system
Mechanical construction
Electrical aspect
A level of programming
The InSight lander with solar panels deployed in a cleanroom
A robotic leg powered by air muscles
KUKA industrial robot operating in a foundry
Puma, one of the first industrial robots
Baxter, a modern and versatile industrial robot developed by Rodney Brooks
Lefty, first checker playing robot
Segway in the Robot museum in Nagoya
TALON military robots used by the United States Army
Two robot snakes. Left one has 64 motors (with 2 degrees of freedom per segment), the right one 10.
Capuchin, a climbing robot
Robotic Fish: iSplash-II
The autonomous sailboat robot Vaimos
Radar, GPS, and lidar, are all combined to provide proper navigation and obstacle avoidance (vehicle developed for 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge)
Kismet can produce a range of facial expressions.
Puppet Magnus, a robot-manipulated marionette with complex control systems.
Experimental planar robot arm and sensor-based, open-architecture robot controller developed at Sunderland University, UK in 2000
RuBot II can manually resolve Rubik's cubes.
TOPIO, a humanoid robot, played ping pong at Tokyo IREX 2009.
Two Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers stand with three vehicles, providing a size comparison of three generations of Mars rovers. Front and center is the flight spare for the first Mars rover, Sojourner, which landed on Mars in 1997 as part of the Mars Pathfinder Project. On the left is a Mars Exploration Rover (MER) test vehicle that is a working sibling to Spirit and Opportunity, which landed on Mars in 2004. On the right is a test rover for the Mars Science Laboratory, which landed Curiosity on Mars in 2012. Sojourner is 65 cm long. The Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) are 1.6 m long. Curiosity on the right is 3 m long.
The SCORBOT-ER 4u educational robot
A robot technician builds small all-terrain robots. (Courtesy: MobileRobots, Inc.)

Interdisciplinary branch of computer science and engineering.

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The Shadow robot hand system

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The six degrees of freedom of movement of a ship

Degrees of freedom (mechanics)

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Number of independent parameters that define its configuration or state.

Number of independent parameters that define its configuration or state.

The six degrees of freedom of movement of a ship
Attitude degrees of freedom for an airplane
An articulated robot with six DOF in a kinematic chain.

It is important in the analysis of systems of bodies in mechanical engineering, structural engineering, aerospace engineering, robotics, and other fields.

Norbert Wiener

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American mathematician and philosopher.

American mathematician and philosopher.

Norbert Wiener was regarded as a semi-legendary figure at MIT
Norbert (standing) and Margaret (sitting) Wiener at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Zurich 1932
In the mathematical field of probability, the "Wiener sausage" is a neighborhood of the trace of a Brownian motion up to a time t, given by taking all points within a fixed distance of Brownian motion. It can be visualized as a cylinder of fixed radius the centerline of which is Brownian motion.

Wiener later helped develop the theories of cybernetics, robotics, computer control, and automation.

Centrifugal governor in a Boulton & Watt engine of 1788

Control theory

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Control theory deals with the control of dynamical systems in engineered processes and machines.

Control theory deals with the control of dynamical systems in engineered processes and machines.

Centrifugal governor in a Boulton & Watt engine of 1788
A block diagram of a negative feedback control system using a feedback loop to control the process variable by comparing it with a desired value, and applying the difference as an error signal to generate a control output to reduce or eliminate the error.
Example of a single industrial control loop; showing continuously modulated control of process flow.
A simple feedback control loop

These vary from extremely general ones (PID controller), to others devoted to very particular classes of systems (especially robotics or aircraft cruise control).

Robot end effector

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In robotics, an end effector is the device at the end of a robotic arm, designed to interact with the environment.

An IED detonator, a telemanipulator for investigating potentially explosive devices

Teleoperation

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Teleoperation (or remote operation) indicates operation of a system or machine at a distance.

Teleoperation (or remote operation) indicates operation of a system or machine at a distance.

An IED detonator, a telemanipulator for investigating potentially explosive devices

It is most commonly associated with robotics and mobile robots but can be applied to a whole range of circumstances in which a device or machine is operated by a person from a distance.

Transfer wheel line marker

Line marker (sports)

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Device or machine with which lines or markings are drawn on a sports field or pitch.

Device or machine with which lines or markings are drawn on a sports field or pitch.

Transfer wheel line marker
Line marker with lines needing repair
Marking lines
Line marker in use
Dry line markers

A variety of devices have been used, some of them now being robotically controlled.

Velcro was inspired by the tiny hooks found on the surface of burs.

Bionics

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Application of biological methods and systems found in nature to the study and design of engineering systems and modern technology.

Application of biological methods and systems found in nature to the study and design of engineering systems and modern technology.

Velcro was inspired by the tiny hooks found on the surface of burs.
Lotus leaf surface, rendered: microscopic view

In robotics, bionics and biomimetics are used to apply the way animals move to the design of robots. BionicKangaroo was based on the movements and physiology of kangaroos.

FIRST Robotics Competition

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1992: Maize Craze
A New York City FIRST Robotics Team at a Greater DC Regional with their robot (Hunter College High School-3419)
The FIRST Championship was held at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri from 2011 to 2017.

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international high school robotics competition.

Hans Moravec

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Adjunct faculty member at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA.

Adjunct faculty member at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA.

He is known for his work on robotics, artificial intelligence, and writings on the impact of technology.

World Robotic Sailing Championship

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WRSC (World Robotic Sailing Championship) is an autonomous sailboat competition that aims at stimulating the development of autonomous marine robotics.