Robotics and Automated Sysytems

Events

The Pigeon by Archytas of Tarentum

350 BC

The Greek mathematician, Archytas of Tarentum manufactured "the Pigeon". This was a steam propelled mechanical bird.

Leonardo's Robot by Leonardo Da Vinci

1495

This was a device that looked like a knight and could move

Jacques de Vaucanson's "moving anatomy"

1738

The mechanical duck that could move, quack, flap, eat and digest.

The invention of the wrist watch by Pierre Jaquet - Droz and Henri - Louis Jaquet - Droz

1770

George Boole creates the Boolean algebra.

1847

The Boolean algebra was a mathematical form of logic.

Nikola Tesla manufactures the remote controlled robot boat

1898

She not only built but presented it at Madison Square Garden

The Three Laws of Robotics by Isaac Asimov

1940

Isaac Asimov credited the term robotics, created the Three Laws of Robotics and added the zeroth law.

The Logic Theorist by Alan Neweel and Herbert Simon

1956

Alan Neweel and Herbert Simon make the Logic Theorist which was used to help solve hard maths problems

The invention of the first industrial arm robot

1962

The industrial arm that could perform perilous tasks or jobs.

The invention of the first mobile robot, Shakey.

1966

Shakey was a robot to know and react to its actions. This was invented by the Stanford Research Institute.

Machack by Richard Greenblatt

1967

Machack was a program that could play chess and could defeat Hurbert Dreyfus in a game who claimed that he was never beaten by a computer program.

Direct Drive arm by Takeo Kanade

1981

The first mechanical arm that was comprised of joints that made its jobs faster and more accurate.

Genghis by the Mobile Robot Group at MIT

1989

Genghis was a walking robot and was known for its walking movement which people refer to as the "Genghis gait".

CyberKnife by Dr John Adler

1992

CyberKnife is a robot that can x - ray patients to find tumours and deliver a pre - planned dose of radiation after tumour being discovered.

The first Robot Wars by Marc Thorpe

1994

The Pathfinder Mission lands on Mars

1997

A robotic rover that came onto Martian soil.

The first node of the International Space Station is placed in orbit.

1997

Lego Mindstorms 1.0 by LEGO

1999

Lego Mindstorms 1.0 is a robotics invention system that is still used today.