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 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 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 factory conveyor belt vs factory "arm"

1.5.2. or looks like fictional robots R2D2 / Dalek c3p0 / cybermen

1.5.3. looks like things we have been told are robots mars rover 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 http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/

2.1.4. Mars Rover http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Exploration_Rover_Mission

2.1.5. Robby 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 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 R2D2 C3PO 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 mechanical turk drawing tea serving 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 power level 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 yes mobile

3.4. Computer

3.4.1. big brain takes long complex seriese of actions is very reactive to the user beyond just direct responsive conrol

3.4.2. sensesors does a mouse count does the internet count does a camera or scanner count

3.4.3. motors fans don't count not mobile hard drive/cdrom motors? 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 grind coffe boil water run water over grinds deposit coffee in pot keep pot warm for 1 hour only reaction is to stop

4.1.2. programable grind or not time to make coffe Very Very small brain but more than a timer

4.1.3. has sensors do I have water temperature of water is pot in place to dispense coffee into only internal sensors not enviroment

4.1.4. has motors only the type that grinds still is not mobile

4.1.5. does not look like a robot

4.2. car

4.2.1. takes sequence of actions automatic transmission cooling adjustments seats that autoadjust most actions / important actions feel like under human control anti lock breaks very reactive to changes (in a very limited response range)

4.2.2. programable has medium computer not many user/driver controls go through the computer seat settings

4.2.3. has sensors lots of internal motor sensors heat amount of gas oil pressure many many more on modern cars can measure weight of driver and adjust seat OK so is it the seat that is a robot and not the car? sensors are internal not enviromental

4.2.4. has motors lots of motors including a big one seat windshield wipers starter motor 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 fill with water agitate empty water rinse spin only internal change in action is to stop

4.3.2. programmable delicate mode/permanent press mode load size hot/cold Very Very small brain but more than a timer

4.3.3. has sensors lid is open water level sensor clothes weight sensor (auto detect load size) tilt/out of balance sensor

4.3.4. motors yes 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 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 buttons don't count paper jam sensors paper type? no paper ink level (or is that a timer?)