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2/1/2010 1 Introduction and Class Overview Stevens Institute of Technology ME 598: Introduction to Robotics ME 598A: INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS Introduction / Course Overview Spring 2010 Dr. David J. Cappelleri What is a “Robot”? ME 598A: INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS Introduction / Course Overview
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2/1/2010 2 History 322 B.C. - “If every tool, when ordered, or even of its own accord, could do the work that befits it. .. then there would be no need either of apprentices for the master workers or of slaves for the lords.” - Aristotle 1495 - Leonard da Vinci designs a mechanical clockwork that sits up, waves its arms, and moves its head. 1738 - Jacques de Vaucanson creates a mechanical duck that was able to eat, flap its wings, and excrete ME 598A: INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS Introduction / Course Overview 1769 - Wolfgang von Kempelen builds “The Turk”, which gains fame as an automaton capable of playing chess - until the hidden human operator was discovered! History 1921 - Karel Capek popularizes the term “robot” in a play called R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) wherein robot workers take over the earth. 1942 - Isaac Asimov publishes Runaround , which introduces the three “laws” of robotics. 1951 - Raymond Goertz builds the first master/slave teleoperation system for handling radioactive ME 598A: INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS Introduction / Course Overview 1954 - George Devol files a patent for the first programmable robot, and calls it “universal automation”
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2/1/2010 3 History 1961- Unimate , the first industrial robot, begins work on a General Motors assembly line. “A robot is a reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools, or specialized devices through Present Day ME 598A: INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS Introduction / Course Overview tools, or specialized devices through variable programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks.” – The Robotics Institute of America Examples ME 598A: INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS Introduction / Course Overview
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