Thursday, 17 March 2016

For software agents, see Bot. For other uses of the term, see Robot (disambiguation).

ASIMO (2000) at the Expo 2005, abipedal humanoid robot.

Articulated welding robots used in a factory, a type of industrial robot.

The quadrupedal military robotCheetah, an evolution of BigDog(pictured), was clocked as the world's fastest legged robot in 2012, beating the record set by an MIT bipedal robot in 1989.[1]
robot is a mechanical or virtual artificial agent, usually an electro-mechanical machine that is guided by a computer program or electronic circuitry. Robots can be autonomous or semi-autonomous and range from humanoids such as Honda's Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility(ASIMO) and TOSY's TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot (TOPIO) to industrial robots, medical operating robots, patent assist robots, dog therapy robots, collectively programmed swarmrobots, UAV drones such as General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and even microscopic nano robots. By mimicking a lifelike appearance or automating movements, a robot may convey a sense of intelligence or thought of its own.