Advertisement

Robotics

  • Gerard O’Regan
Chapter

Abstract

The term “robot” is defined by the Robot Institute of America as “A re-programmable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools, or specialized devices through various programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks.” An intelligent robot is a machine that can extract information from its environment and use knowledge about the physical world to move safely in a meaningful and purposeful manner. The robot senses its environment and acts in a rational manner to achieve particular goals.

References

  1. BBC Magazine (2017) Can we teach robots ethics. 17 October 2017Google Scholar
  2. Munson GE (2011) The rise and fall of unimation inc. A story of robotics innovation and triumph that changed the world. Robot Magazine 24:36Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard O’Regan
    • 1
  1. 1.SQC ConsultingMallowIreland

Personalised recommendations