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Robotics : Do you have it in you?
Do you have it in you?
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The robotics industry is growing at an exponential pace in India for the last few years. Let’s explore whether it could be your forte. Robotics is the engineering science and technology of robots, and their design, manufacture, application, and structural disposition. Robotics is related to electronics, mechanics, and software. The word robot was introduced to the public by Czech writer Karel Čapek in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), published in 1920. The first recorded use of the term was by Isaac Asimov in his 1941 science fiction short-story "Liar.

Date Significance Robot Name Inventor First century A.D. and earlier Descriptions of more than 100 machines and automata, including a fire engine, a wind organ, a coin-operated machine, and a steam-powered engine, in Pneumatica and Automata by Heron of Alexandria Ctesibius, Philo of Byzantium, Heron of Alexandria, and others 1206 programmable Humanoid Automatons Boat with four musicians Al-Jazari 1495 Designs for a humanoid robot Mechanical knight Leonardo da Vinci 1738 Mechanical duck that was able to eat, flap its wings, and excrete Digesting Duck Jacques de Vaucanson 1800s Japanese mechanical toys that served tea, fired arrows, and painted Karakuri toys Tanaka Hisashige 1921 First fictional automatons called "robots" appear in the play R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots Karel Čapek 1930s Humanoid robot exhibited at the 1939 and 1940 World's Fairs Elektro Westinghouse Electric Corporation 1948 Simple robots exhibiting biological behaviors. Elsie and Elmer William Grey Walter 1956 First commercial robot, from the Unimation company founded by George Devol and Joseph Engelberger, based on Devol's patents Unimate George Devol 1961 First installed industrial robot Unimate George Devol 1963 First palletizing robot Palletizer Fuji Yusoki Kogyo 1973 First industrial robot with six electromechanically driven axes Famulus KUKA Robot Group 1975 Programmable universal manipulation arm, a Unimation product PUMA Victor Scheinman.