TITLE

THE ROBOTS ARE COMING

AUTHOR(S)
Kelly, Tim
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;9/4/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 14, p120
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on developments in the area of robotic innovation. Since Czech playwright Karel Capek popularized the term robota in 1921, which means forced labor in Czech, robots have fallen far short of what we had imagined they would be able to do. The masters of robotic innovation include entrepreneurs and researchers who fuse advances in biomechanics, software, sensor technology, materials science and computing to create new generations of robotic assistants.
ACCESSION #
22376560

 

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