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Investigation

Before you get started on your first simulation, watch this video to see how ERIC, the University’s very own mobile robot, responds to simple commands embedded within a computer program. …

Applications of robots

Clearly there are many types of robots and lots of areas where they can be used. Typical applications of robots are: Industrial – the main use of robots for many …

Advantages and disadvantages of robots

Robots can be used in many applications, for which, somewhere in the past, humans were used. What are the advantages? In many situations robots can increase productivity, efficiency, quality and …

Robot–human interactions

An important aspect of our approach to robots is their interaction with the world in which they exist and with others – particularly humans. Currently, in practice, all real robots …

Types of robots

For many years, robots were considered to be industrial devices used to weld cars, for instance. More recently, we have seen various mobile devices, such as the Mars Rover, used …

Introduction to robotics

Robotics is a broad topic which can include mechanical devices, sometimes resembling humans, or software entities. Generally such ‘robots’ can be set to perform one or more specific tasks. In …