What is a Robot

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What is a Robot by Mind Map: What is a Robot

1. attributes of robots

1.1. electromechanical

1.1.1. not alive

1.1.2. not biological

1.1.3. man made

1.2. takes action without direct human control

1.2.1. programable

1.2.1.1. has "brain"/computer

1.2.2. functions unattended

1.2.3. not every action is pre-sequenced

1.2.4. not every action is reactionary to humans

1.2.5. does useful work

1.2.5.1. entertaining us counts as useful work

1.3. moving parts

1.3.1. motors

1.3.2. wheels

1.3.3. arms

1.3.4. must be mobile

1.4. has sensors

1.4.1. changes behavior based on enviroment

1.4.2. more than a switch/timer

1.5. looks like a "robot"

1.5.1. looks something like a human/animal

1.5.1.1. factory conveyor belt vs factory "arm"

1.5.2. or looks like fictional robots

1.5.2.1. R2D2 / Dalek

1.5.2.2. c3p0 / cybermen

1.5.3. looks like things we have been told are robots

1.5.3.1. mars rover

1.5.3.2. metal

2. examples of robots

2.1. http://www.robothalloffame.org/index.html

2.1.1. Industrial Arm ( Unimate / SCARA )

2.1.2. AIBO

2.1.3. Honda's ASIMO

2.1.3.1. http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/

2.1.4. Mars Rover

2.1.4.1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Exploration_Rover_Mission

2.1.5. Robby

2.1.5.1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robby_the_Robot

2.2. toys

2.2.1. Furby

2.2.2. Robosapien

2.2.3. pleo

2.2.4. AIBO

2.2.5. teddy ruxpin?

2.3. tools

2.3.1. Roomba Vacume

2.3.1.1. http://www.irobot.com/

2.4. entertainment

2.4.1. robby from forbien panet

2.4.2. rossie from jetsons

2.4.3. bender from futurama

2.4.4. star wars

2.4.4.1. R2D2

2.4.4.2. C3PO

2.4.4.3. etc...

2.4.5. robot from lost in space

2.4.6. wall-e

2.4.7. robot from "5 is alive"?

2.4.8. atomatons

2.4.8.1. mechanical turk

2.4.8.2. drawing

2.4.8.3. tea serving

2.4.8.4. toys

3. examples of non robots

3.1. toaster

3.1.1. just heat and timer

3.2. microwave

3.2.1. ok maybe a few have sensors for food weight

3.2.2. and they do turn the food

3.2.3. programing is very minimal

3.2.3.1. power level

3.2.3.2. time to cook

3.2.4. computer is very limited basically just a timer

3.3. remote controled car

3.3.1. no programing or computer

3.3.2. does not look like a robot

3.3.3. takes no action by itself

3.3.4. yes motors

3.3.4.1. yes mobile

3.4. Computer

3.4.1. big brain

3.4.1.1. takes long complex seriese of actions

3.4.1.2. is very reactive to the user beyond just direct responsive conrol

3.4.2. sensesors

3.4.2.1. does a mouse count

3.4.2.2. does the internet count

3.4.2.3. does a camera or scanner count

3.4.3. motors

3.4.3.1. fans don't count

3.4.3.2. not mobile

3.4.3.3. hard drive/cdrom motors?

3.4.3.4. does a printer count

3.4.4. does not look like robot

3.4.5. does a lot of entertain and useful work

3.5. dog

3.5.1. is alive and biological

3.5.2. but it sounds just like a robot otherwise

3.6. apple

3.6.1. is alive and biological

3.6.2. but it does not seem like a robot

3.7. TV/DVD player

3.8. Tivo/DVR/VCR

3.8.1. this is just a specific use computer

4. fuzzy area are these robots

4.1. automatic coffe pot

4.1.1. takes sequence of actions

4.1.1.1. grind coffe

4.1.1.2. boil water

4.1.1.3. run water over grinds

4.1.1.4. deposit coffee in pot

4.1.1.5. keep pot warm for 1 hour

4.1.1.6. only reaction is to stop

4.1.2. programable

4.1.2.1. grind or not

4.1.2.2. time to make coffe

4.1.2.3. Very Very small brain but more than a timer

4.1.3. has sensors

4.1.3.1. do I have water

4.1.3.2. temperature of water

4.1.3.3. is pot in place to dispense coffee into

4.1.3.4. only internal sensors not enviroment

4.1.4. has motors

4.1.4.1. only the type that grinds

4.1.4.2. still is not mobile

4.1.5. does not look like a robot

4.2. car

4.2.1. takes sequence of actions

4.2.1.1. automatic transmission

4.2.1.2. cooling adjustments

4.2.1.3. seats that autoadjust

4.2.1.4. most actions / important actions feel like under human control

4.2.1.5. anti lock breaks

4.2.1.6. very reactive to changes (in a very limited response range)

4.2.2. programable

4.2.2.1. has medium computer

4.2.2.2. not many user/driver controls go through the computer

4.2.2.2.1. seat settings

4.2.3. has sensors

4.2.3.1. lots of internal motor sensors

4.2.3.1.1. heat

4.2.3.1.2. amount of gas

4.2.3.1.3. oil pressure

4.2.3.1.4. many many more on modern cars

4.2.3.2. can measure weight of driver and adjust seat

4.2.3.2.1. OK so is it the seat that is a robot and not the car?

4.2.3.3. sensors are internal not enviromental

4.2.4. has motors

4.2.4.1. lots of motors including a big one

4.2.4.1.1. seat

4.2.4.1.2. windshield wipers

4.2.4.1.3. starter motor

4.2.4.2. is mobile but not under self control

4.2.5. does not look like a robot

4.3. washing machine

4.3.1. takes sequence of actions

4.3.1.1. fill with water

4.3.1.2. agitate

4.3.1.3. empty water

4.3.1.4. rinse

4.3.1.5. spin

4.3.1.6. only internal change in action is to stop

4.3.2. programmable

4.3.2.1. delicate mode/permanent press mode

4.3.2.2. load size

4.3.2.3. hot/cold

4.3.2.4. Very Very small brain but more than a timer

4.3.3. has sensors

4.3.3.1. lid is open

4.3.3.2. water level sensor

4.3.3.3. clothes weight sensor (auto detect load size)

4.3.3.4. tilt/out of balance sensor

4.3.4. motors yes

4.3.4.1. but is not mobile

4.3.5. does not look like a robot

4.3.6. sensors only sens self not enviroment

4.4. remote controled toy robot

4.4.1. no programing or computer

4.4.2. Does look like a robot

4.4.3. takes no action by itself

4.4.4. yes motors

4.4.4.1. yes mobile

4.5. printer

4.5.1. motors

4.5.2. does useful task

4.5.3. has extensive brain computer

4.5.4. sensors

4.5.4.1. buttons don't count

4.5.4.2. paper jam sensors

4.5.4.3. paper type?

4.5.4.4. no paper

4.5.4.5. ink level (or is that a timer?)