Asimov's Coming Back

Wang, Mr. L. (2006) Asimov's Coming Back. (Unpublished)

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Ever since the word ‘ROBOT’ first appeared in a science fiction in 1921, scientists and engineers have been trying different ways to create it. Present technologies in mechanical and electrical engineering makes it possible to have robots in such places as industrial manufacturing and assembling lines. Although they are essentially robotic arms or similarly driven by electrical power and signal control, they could be treated the primitive pioneers in application. Researches in the laboratories go much further. Interdisciplines are directing the evolution of more advanced robots. Among these are artificial intelligence, computational neuroscience, mathematics and robotics. These disciplines come closer as more complex problems emerge. From a robot’s point of view, three basic abilities are needed. They are thinking and memory, sensory perceptions, control and behaving. These are capabilities we human beings have to adapt ourselves to the environment. Although researches on robots, especially on intelligent thinking, progress slowly, a revolution for biological inspired robotics is spreading out in the laboratories all over the world.

Item Type:Other
Subjects:Computer Science > Robotics
Computer Science > Neural Nets
ID Code:6718
Deposited By: Wang, Mr. Li-Yu
Deposited On:14 Nov 2009 11:30
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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Guang Li @ ZJU

Eloise Connelly @ IET

Russ Tedrake @ MIT


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