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"A reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools, or specialized devices through various programmed motions for the performance of a variety of tasks"

Webster says: An automatic device that performs functions normally ascribed to humans or a machine in the form of a human.

Robotics involve tools that drive biotechnical manufacturing of food and fiber, and cloned beefsteaks grown in nutrient tanks that could provide consistent, high-quality protein without breeding, feeding, and caring for cattle. Similar processes for other products eliminate the plant or animal as intermediary between raw nutrients and the dinner table. Robotics and biotechnology could make a crucial difference for rural communities. Under the teleological paradigm, such technologies can be organized and structured to provide employment, services, and amenities for an educated, enlightened rural population.

Hardware Description Language. Designers use HDL to describe what a semiconductor will do through a particular language. HDL allows designers to write the necessary specifications for their chip design. The two main HDL languages used today are Verilog and VHDL.

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Where did the word 'Robot' come from?

Relevant Links

Learn about Robotics (Newly added)
NASA Internet Robotics Resources Index
Control Engineering Virtual Library

Articles & Tutorials ::

Low Rider: My First Line-Following Robot
by John Wadley, July 1997
Read the first-hand account of John's line following robot from initial design and implmentation to testing and competing in a line-following contest. Schematics and theory of operation are covered. John had joined the DPRG just a few months before this article was written and his experiences should be helpful to other newcomers to the field of robotics.

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Dallas Personal Robot Group (DPRG) Photo Gallery
Western Canadian Robot Games
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