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Introduction to Robots
« on: September 29, 2014, 08:52:37 AM »
It is often presumed that the different departments of engineering in an engineering college don't blend well , but the word 'robotics' seems to have proved that wrong over the past few years .Frankly put, no reader needs an introduction to the term robotics. In this article, we follow the timeline of how robots have etched their names in history and will continue to scale great heights in the present as well as the future. It goes without saying that the epitome of engineering success comes to us in the form of these marvelous machines. Right from Sci-Fi to realizing the depth of man's potential to innovate -robots have shown the world that nothing is impossible. Starting from the most basic of parts like motors and LED's to some of our modern technologies like multiple Integrated electronic circuits etc., robots have caught every one's imagination.

It all began as early as the 13th century when the famous artist and innovative thinker Leonardo da Vinci came up with the first ever design of a mechanical model of an automated programmable humanoid. Further ahead in the year 1898, Nikola Tesla designed a radio controlled vessel which paved the way for even the most basic of toys like the remote controlled car and so on. The innovative ideas coming from the aerodynamics just proves that robots can fly too ! Things could now easily be done just by attaching a spy camera to the robot in order to monitor the places and distances it could scale. The latest development in robotics which has caused a revolution is that of the humanoid battle bots in china .These battle bots can perform basic functions that any human being can and have given us a glimpse of a new future. Recently, the budding engineers at the Massachusetts institute of technology have come up with a robot which is called a stealth cheetah , this animalistic design is not only speedy but agile as well .

Applying basic concepts of engineering like shearing stress, strain, thermal engineering and the magic of digital and liner integrated circuits, engineers have shown that 'impossible' is just a myth. Again, speaking of innovative thinking, microbial fuel celled robots are a great solution to the modern power crisis and the fact that they utilize microbial power just shows how much we can make use of the things which we once harmful. I would like to conclude this article by saying that one cannot wait for inspiration, but go behind it with a club - as youngsters we should get motivated and work towards our final goal-to apply the concepts we learn as engineers. Robots have shown us just that .