The history of robots is a very interesting one. It actually traces its origins back to ancient times. During the industrial revolution, early humans developed the technological capability to manipulate electricity so that manual machinery could be operated by small motors without any external power source. However, in the early 20th Century, the concept of a fully robotic machine was also developed. This made life much easier for people because it meant that work in factories and other places of work would no longer require a human touch.
Robotic technology is fast developing today, which means that the scope of this invention is constantly expanding. The most recent innovation is the water clock. A water clock is a robot that works in sync with humans to make certain adjustments that are necessary for the proper functioning of machinery. These robots have been modified to serve various tasks in industries ranging from food processing to manufacturing.
The history of robotics goes way back before the development of humans. Insects have been programmed to detect humans and attack them if they get too close. This is known as the insect killer robot. Other robots have assisted humans in protecting them from threats, such as fire ants and dogmatic dogs, which protect humans by emitting sounds of alarm when they sense danger
It was not until 200 years ago that robots became fully functional. The first fully functional robot was programmed by humans to carry out laboratory experiments. However, the robot failed to reproduce its functions, such as movement, walking, thinking, sense of taste and so on, and it was eventually programmed to perform only a single task.
It was the Second World War, that things really began to change. Robots became more intelligent and able to carry out complex tasks. Thus, the first robots of this kind were programmed to perform simple tasks such as picking cotton, opening cans, unloading ships, mining, construction and so on. Today, Nikola TESLA was created and its artificial intelligence revolutionized industrial farming.
The original purpose of a robotic invention is still unknown to this day, but after thousands of years, we already know that a fully-functional robotic gadget is capable of performing even complex and multifaceted tasks. However, despite of all these obvious achievements of modern robots, we still cannot deny that there are still some limitations to their capabilities. As a matter of fact, they are still far from fully-intelligent and self-sufficient. A robot cannot think for itself, independently operate its internal body and think for itself. But as time progresses, robots are becoming smarter and capable of independently choosing tasks that they are equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills. And as we all know, humans can be capable of doing those things as well, if we are also given the opportunity to.
Currently, as the field of modern robotics continues to develop and be transformed into more advanced devices, we will surely see many more breakthroughs in this industry. One great breakthrough being considered right now is the Unimate, or fully self-aware robotic assistant. If developed and produced by a top-rate robotics research institute, this Unimate robot will be able to work for itself without having to be told to do so.
It is important to remember, however, that robots still need help from humans, just like any other technological creations. The goal of completely self-sufficient robots is still far off, especially if we do not give robots enough resources and information to run on. This is why it is very important to develop further the technology of robots, give them more intelligence and skills and let them become more capable. As for the history of robots, it has evolved from simple tools and machines to fully self-aware androbot-like creatures that can even think and act for themselves. Thus, it is our duty to continue developing robots to make them smarter, stronger, and more useful to mankind, perhaps replacing humans in the future with artificially intelligent robotic androids.