What is Robotics?
Robotics is the intersection of science, engineering and technology that produces machines, called robots, that replicates human actions Robots need electrical components that control and power the machinery. Essentially, an electric current (a battery, for example) is needed to power a large majority of robots
Robots contain at least some level of computer programming. Without a set of code telling it what to do, a robot would just be another piece of simple machinery. Inserting a program into a robot gives it the ability to know when and how to carry out a task.
Types of Robots:
Robots are emerging to carry out tasks that humans simply can’t. Below shows some different types of robots:
1. Pre-Programmed Robots
Pre-programmed robots operate in a controlled environment where they do simple, monotonous tasks. An example of a pre-programmed robot would be a mechanical arm on an automotive assembly line. The arm serves one function — to weld a door on, to insert a certain part into the engine, etc. — and it's job is to perform that task longer, faster and more efficiently than a human.
2. Humanoid Robots
Humanoid robots are robots that look like and/or mimic human behaviour. These robots usually perform human-like activities (like running, jumping and carrying objects), and are sometimes designed to look like us, even having human faces and expressions. Two of the most prominent examples of humanoid robots are Hanson Robotics, Sophia.
3. Autonomous Robots
Autonomous robots operate independently of human operators. These robots are usually designed to carry out tasks in open environments that do not require human supervision. An example of an autonomous robot would be the Roomba vacuum cleaner, which uses sensors to roam throughout a home freely.
4. Teleoperated Robots
Teleoperated robots are mechanical bots controlled by humans. These robots usually work in extreme geographical conditions, weather, circumstances, etc. Examples of teleoperated robots are the human-controlled submarines used to fix underwater pipe leaks during the BP oil spill or drones used to detect landmines on a battlefield.
What CST Teaches
CST designs a curriculum on robotics with Arduino Uno. This helps a student to learn how to build a robot and understand the logic of how to write the program through which the robot ill work.
This course includes parts about robots: sensors and actuators, along with programming using arduino software. A student will be able to think in a different manner in order to make his/her robot work.
It improves thinking and logical skills along with those creative skills which are necessary to build a prototype for the robot.
I had designed and programmed a fully autonomous robot using Arduino and IR sensors. It can explore a table surface without falling. This Edge Avoiding Robot works automatically using some power source of battery, sensors.
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