History of Robotics

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Creation of the term "Robotics"

Approx. 1921

Creation of the Laws of Robotics by Isaac Asimov

1942

The author Isaac Asimov created the three laws of robotics

First discussion of a stored program and reprogrammability.

1946

Whirlwind, the first robot solves problem.

1946

First mechanical arm used in industry. Used to carry pieces of molten die cast

1954

First artificial arm, used 6 joints.

1963

First Electrical Robot Arm

1969

Invention of AI, used with TV camera and other sensors.

1970

First use of bionic arms to replace human arms.

1998

Creation of ASIMO, first domestic robot to walk easily.

2002

NASA lands rover "Opportunity" on Mars

2004