Thursday, 21 March 2013

Robotics & Artificial Intelligence


A robot is an automated mechanical device that is capable to perform task and communicate with its environment, without the aid of human interactions. Robotics is the technology behind the design, manufacturing and application of robots.

Components of Robot are body/frame, control system, manipulators and drive train.


The body can be of any style. Basically, the body/frame provides the structure of the robot. Most people are relaxed with human-sized and shaped robots that they have seen in films, but majority of are look like humans.

Control System:

The control system of a robot is comparative to the central nervous system of a human. It harmonizes and manages all aspects. Sensors provide reviews depending on the robot’s surroundings, which is then sent to the Central Processing Unit (CPU). The CPU filters information through the robot’s development and makes decision depending on logic. The same can be done with a variety of inputs or human orders.


Robots are needed to communicate with their environment, and the world around them.  Sometimes they are required to move or reorient objects from their environments without contact by human operators. Manipulators are not essential, i.e. a robot can exist without a manipulator.

Drive Train:

Drivetrains involve an operated method of mobility. Humanoid style robots use feet, while most other will use some kind of wheeled solution.

Artificial Intelligence:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the area of information technology concentrating on creating devices that can interact with on actions that human consider intelligent. The ability to create intelligent machines has intrigued people since olden days and today with the introduction of the computer and 50 years of research into AI development techniques, the desire of smart devices is becoming a reality.

Applications of Artificial Intelligence:

Some of the current and upcoming applications such as including products covering the army and medical areas, A.I. products intended to change the differ way we travel on a daily basis, and the end product of A.I., the singularity.

                Currently the U.S. army uses A.I. in many types of their attack and protection techniques. One of which is the tool known to most as a drone. The key benefits of using devices with A.I. are painfully obvious, from preserving our soldier's lives, to preserving the lives of simple by-standers, such in the situation of the innovative A.I. designed into the U.S. strike and spy drones.