Robot will Compete to Handle Future Disasters
Robotics is the art and commerce of robots, their design, manufacture, application, and practical use. Robots will soon be everywhere, in our home and at work. They will change the way we live. This will raise many philosophical, social, and political questions that will have to be answered. In science fiction, robots become so intelligent that they decide to take over the world because humans are deemed inferior. In real life, however, they might not choose to do that. Robots might follow rules such as Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics, that will prevent them from doing so. When the Singularity happens, robots will be indistinguishable from human beings and some people may become Cyborgs: half man and half machine.
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Unfortunatly, due to Japan’s shrinking population and poor government intervention plans, they will be completly unable to capitalize on their (shrinking) advantage in technology. India’s vast advantage in the fields of technology, and Germany’s massive hi amounts of capital will make them far larger powers then Japan.
Microsoft Robotics Studio
Microsoft is currently working to stabilize the fragmented robotics market with its new software Microsoft Robotics Studio.
Minimal requirements To start a robotic breakthrough we need the following capabilities :
object recognition capabilities of a 2-year-old child language understanding of a 4-year-old manual dexterity of a 6-year-old That will allow robotisation of most manual jobs in the world and will be the turning point in the robotic history.
and for introducing the robots into social context we would need
social understanding of an 8-year-old child edit Types of Robots Humanoid robots
Lara is the first humanoid robot with artificial muscles (metal alloy strands that instantly contract when heated by electric current) instead of electric motors (2006).
Asimo (video) is one of the most advanced projects as of 2006.
ASIMO Hubo Lara Add a photo to this gallery Modular robots
Utility fog. Scenario:Modular Robots.
M-Tran consists of standard blocks and is reconfigurableModular robots can be built from standard building blocks that can be combined in different ways.
M-Tran – a snake-like modular robot that uses genetic algorithms to evolve walking programs Self replicating robots – modular robots that can produce copies of themselves using existing blocks. Swarmanoid is a project that uses 3 specialized classes of robots (footbots, handbots and eyebots) to create an effective swarm. Such swarm should be able, for example, to tidy a bedroom with each robot doing what it is best at. Police Robots
Being a police officer or a fireman is a dangerous job. They will be replaced by robots. Robot police officers will be sent to the scene of the crime to stop it. The police robots will know automatically who is committing the crime (City Awareness Grid Electronic C.A.G.E). People are afraid of robots with guns. Guns will be illegal in the future. Police robots will only have non-lethal weapons.
Educational toy robots
Educational toy robots
Urbi (Universal Real-Time Behavior Interface) is an open source cross-platform software platform in C++ used to develop applications for robotics and complex systems. Urbi is based on the UObject distributed C++ component architecture. It also includes the urbiscript orchestration language which is a parallel and event-driven script language. UObject components can be plugged into urbiscript and appear as native objects that can be scripted to specify their interactions and data exchanges. UObjects can be linked to the urbiscript interpreter, or executed as autonomous processes in “remote” mode.
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