By Dennis Spaeth, CTEMag.com
The history of robots combines the best of science fiction and real-life technology. From Isaac Asimov to modern industrial robots, keep reading to explore the fascinating history of robotics.
When many Americans think of the word “robot”, years of science fiction portrayals and action movies immediately come to mind. And while science fiction often misses the mark, the history of robots actually owes quite a debt to science fiction masters like Isaac Asimov.
However, to truly understand the history and evolution of robotics, we have to define the term. That’s surprisingly difficult to do.
For our purposes, we’re going to define a robot as a machine that’s capable of carrying out routine or complex actions that are programmed by engineers. [Read more…] about The evolution of robots: From single-task machines to backflipping robots