What is Robotics | Introduction and Types of Robots

The new Human life is fully nourished with Automatic Machines and Equipment. These Machines are being widely used to eliminate the human effort and human error in every field. Robotics is the most advanced technique adapted for the various jobs. Robots can be used anywhere taking human safety into consideration. It is being used in Army, Manufacturing plants, industries and even in space Research. Robots are taking over the place of a human to work more efficiently. We need to understand the basics of Robotics to understand Robots. The brief introduction and various types of robots are mentioned below.

What is Robotics - Introduction to Robotics
What is Robotics – Introduction to Robotics

 What is Robotics :

Robotics is a branch of Technology which deals with the Design and working of Robots. It is the combinations of techniques of mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering respectively.

The word Robot was coined by Mr. Karel Capek in a play. Robot is a word of Servent or Worker. There are basicly three Laws of Robotics that were created by Fiction writer Isaac Asimov. The Main three Laws are:

  • “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.”
  • “A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.”
  • “A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws”

Types of Robotics :

The robots can be classified into two different parts:

  • On the Basis of Application
  • On the basis of Technology

On the Basis of Applications, The robots can be further classified into following types:

  1. Industrial Robots
  2. Domestic Robots
  3. Military Robots
  4. Sports Robots
  5. Medical Robots
  6. Space Robots

On the basis of Technology and Manufacturing Process, These are classified into following types:

  1. Articulated Robots
  2. Cartesian Robots
  3. Cylindrical Robots
  4. Polar Robots
  5. SCARA Robots
  6. Delta Robot

This article is about the basic introduction about the Robotics. The next article will be on working and elements of a Robot. If you liked this article, don’t forget to share this article. In Meantime, you cana check other articles on my website.

 

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