Did You Know

  • They are also employed in jobs which are too dirty, dangerous, or dull to be suitable for humans. Robots are widely used in manufacturing, assembly, packing and packaging, mining, transport, surgery, weaponry, laboratory research, safety etc

  • Commercial and industrial robots are widespread today and used to perform jobs more cheaply, more accurately and more reliably, than humans.

  • The first digitally operated and programmable robot, the Unimate, was installed in 1961 to lift hot pieces of metal from a die casting machine and stack them.

  • In 1948, Norbert Wiener formulated the principles of cybernetics, the basis of practical robotics.

  • Word robotics was derived from the word robot, introduced by Czech writer Karel Capek in his play R.U.R.(Rossum's Universal Robots), published in 1920