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What robots do nowlocked

  • Alan Winfield

Abstract

‘What robots do now’ looks at robots in industry and our lives today. Assembly line robots, or robot arms, lie on the unglamorous end of the robot family. These robots are effective as they have great strength combined with high precision. Portering robots fetch and carry from the warehouse shelf to the packing area (think Amazon). They often work in groups. Tele-operated robots do the jobs that humans are unable to do, such as planetary exploration, military aerospace, and undersea exploration. There are also undersea remotely operated vehicles, military robots that do dull or dangerous army jobs, unmanned air vehicles, planetary rovers, surgical robots, and robots for education.

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