The New Age of Robotics

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Figure Each Pleo is different Figure Personal Robots The New Age of Robotics Ryan Wisneski January 24, 2008
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The New Age of Robotics Ryan Wisneski Introduction In the past few years the introduction of personal robots have taken huge steps to coming further along in scientific advances and creating more advanced robots. This industry took its first steps into the market in the 20 th century with the introduction of toy animals that were extremely pricy at two thousand dollars and not a commercial hit. The industry is just beginning to take off and with competitors fighting for sales the prices will begin to become manageable and soon new technology will bring out more significant ‘toys’. “The access to cheap computing power has permitted scientists to work on many of the hard problems that are fundamental to making robots practical.” (Gates, 2007) Robots for ‘toys’ There will be many new and exciting ways that these robots will be incorporating their way into the normal lives of not only adults but their children. A children’s toy, a robotic dinosaur that goes by the name of Pleo, (Personal Life Enhancing Organism) is touted by its creators as the perfect pet that will never run away, die, or cause annoying allergies that some have towards certain animals. This dinosaur pet is in fact a robot covered in skin to make it look like a miniature Camarasaurus with each one having its own individuality. The Pleo feels not only fatigue but hunger which is offset by its urges to explore and be nurtured just like a pet. He grazes, naps, and walks around all on his own but only when he is in the mood for it because his moods change along with his mind with regards to his activities. This robotic animal is just one of the first stepping stones in what scientists assume to be the next
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