Robotics is a robotics engineering discipline. Robots are often considered a subset of robotics, and may be used in robotics applications as well. Robotics deals with the design, construction, operation and use of robots. These include physical robots and virtual software agents that can be programmed to behave autonomously. In modern times robotics has become an important part of industry, science and technology where they perform tasks that are too dangerous or difficult for humans to do such as exploring space or cleaning radioactive material from contaminated areas around nuclear power stations.
What is A Robot
A robot is a machine—especially one programmable by a computer— capable of carrying out some kind of work which usually requires intelligence: the word ‘robot’ itself comes from Czech robota meaning forced labor (from rab, the word for slave).
It’s a branch of science that involves building robots, but robotics also includes the study of robotics which encompasses everything from the design and construction of machines capable of carrying out certain tasks autonomously to the robotics technologies used to give them the smarts.
The robotics field includes robotics techniques, robotics mechanical systems and robotics applications. This broad robotics engineering technology is built on theories of robotics design both in hardware and software, as well as on theories from computer science including artificial intelligence (AI), control theory, automation theory, information processing theory and cybernetics. The robotics field robotics is devoted to the study of building robots, which includes mechanical design, electrical engineering, computer science and software engineering.
The robotics industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and there are plenty of jobs robotics jobs available for robotics professionals. Robots built by robotics companies can be programmed to perform a variety of tasks, and they’re generally more efficient than humans at completing these tasks. If robotics is used to create smart machines capable of performing dangerous jobs like cleaning up nuclear waste, then robotics will help keep humans safe.
Robotics Competitions and Global Robot Market
There are many robotics competitions that aim to prove robotics skills. The RoboCup Junior has an international scope where robotics teams from around the world compete in robotics games with a soccer-playing robot team.
The robotics market is growing. In 2015 robotics industry was very worth, it exceeded 32 billion dollars and the robotics investments in 2020 will go over 100 billion dollars.
The robotics field robotics has many links with AI. The robotics field robotics also holds many conferences each year, including the International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Many robotics textbooks are available, including robotics books which cover the body of knowledge needed to support robotics engineering technology education.
The first robotics company was called Unimation. It was founded in the United States in the early 1960s by Joseph F. Engelberger. Unimation’s first robotics product was an industrial robot that could mount and dismount car bodies during production. The company was sold several times before it finally ended up as part of Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation.