Robots in the real world

By: Kylah Hall

1. What is a robot?

A machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer.


2. Where did the term robot come from?

The term robot was the brainchild of the Czech playwright, novelist and journalist Karel Čapek, who introduced it in his 1920 hit play, Rossum's Universal Robots. So the term is relatively new to the english language.


3. Why do we have robots?

We have robots to do the jobs that people can't or don't want to do. For example: Military Services, Car production, Space exploration, Underwater exploration, investigate hazardous environments and so much more.


4. Pick a robot in the work environment and type the advantages and disadvantages?

Roomba-



Advantages

People don't have to clean themselves and have time for other things

You can set it to go off automatically when you are not home

It doesn't suck up cords


Disadvantages

People are getting lazier

It is kind of costly

It cannot go up stairs

It doesn't have a sensor and goes wherever there is space (doesn't know where it has been)

iRobot Roomba® 980- Overview