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Robotics are here.

For many of us, our knowledge of robots comes from the movies. From R2-D2 to the Terminator, robots are viewed as friendly or sinister, something to be in awe of, or something to fear. They can be programmed to take on human acts but they never quite achieve the fluidity of human thought or movement.

 

What many of us may not realize is that the preponderance of robots today work in manufacturing facilities and bear little resemblance to those in the movies. Still, beginning with the first known robot around 400 BC, a bird constructed of wood and powered by steam, to today’s highly-complex systems -- robotics is clearly here to stay

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