The Future of Robots
What the Future Holds
Robotics will evolve and become more sophisticated over the next couple of years. Robots will be able to take on everyday tasks such at cleaning, out door projects, home repair, and act. There are already robots taking over these tasks such as the job everyone hates to do and that is vacuum and also the job that some people like and that being mowing the lawn. In awhile PC's will have computational equivalence of the brain of a higher animal such at a rat. Right now PC's have the equivalence to a lower ordered animal brain. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will also become more sophisticated, which is already used in modern robotics and gaming. The future is limitless.
Robotic Human Arm
At the University of Washington a team of researchers has completed work on a human robot arm. Its skeleton is made up of fiberglass casts of human bones and the muscles are rubber and plastic. Many current robots have certain programmed patterns they move in, but with the new technology, engineers and scientists are trying to make robots that replicate human and animal behavior. The muscles are connected to the fiberglass bones in the same manner that they would be on a human body. The way it works is there are chambers in the muscle like tubes and when air is pushed into the muscle it contracts. It also has surgical replacement joints to connect at the elbow and shoulder. Other laboratories across the countries are also performing experiments along these lines.
Sony is currently developing a humanoid robot that can already do many things like a human. The robot named Qrio can walk slow and fast and even jog at a speed of 1.5 miles per hour with both feet off of the ground at the same time. Sony is now working on making Qrio jump from both a standing position and a running position.
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