Ajax, Professor Baffi, and Hector
I love robots! I have always liked the idea of having someone who would do all the cooking, cleaning, and tiresome chores that keep me from inventing. There are many kinds of robots used in industry to perform boring and tedious tasks that might cause a human worker to make mistakes that would be wasteful and perhaps dangerous. How many chefs cut their fingers when they were in a hurry. Acciapicchia!
Robots come in all shapes and sizes and they are truly wonderful creations. I recently came upon a video of a robot that is designed to have synthetic bones and tendons that mimic our own body rather than having heavy metal limbs. ECCEROBOT - Embodied Cognition in a Compliantly Engineered Robot. I am including a link which you can use to view this truly wonderful creation.
you can click on the link and watch this robot on YouTube if you would like to. There are plenty of other robots to see there too!
The word robot was introduced to the public by the Czech interwar writer Karel Čapek in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), published in 1920.The play begins in a factory that makes artificial people called robots, though they are closer to the modern ideas of androids, creatures who can be mistaken for humans. They can plainly think for themselves, though they seem happy to serve. At issue is whether the robots are being exploited and the consequences of their treatment. I wonder if Ajax and Hector think that they are overworked...
Ciao! - Professor