Technology is slowly blurring the borders between fact and fiction. It was just some 25 years back that we sat awe-inspired, watching the robotic pyrotechnics of a Terminator. In these years, the science of robotics has bustled ahead.
From nanobots that invade our tissues to perform medical miracles to unmanned robot vehicles ply on battlefronts, the applications (some still on the drawing boards) are mind boggling. We are still far away from the liquid poly-alloyed shape shifter of T2-Judgement Day, but we are quite close to the efficiency of Star Wars’ R2-D2.
The potpourri of ideas can be seen around the world in robotic events like the RoboCup. The goal is to win a robots v/s humans soccer match by the mid 21st century. Robotics is a sub-culture- drawing from students, hobbyists to cutting edge researchers. Itâ€™s cool to be into robotics. Head below to get the big picture about the rise of the robots.
The pictures showcase the global fascination with robotics. From the United States, across Europe, Japan, and into China. Robots are evolving to deal from handling day to day tasks to highly specialized anti-terrorism operations. And yes, the last picture, believe it or not is a humanoid robot.
Maybe robots one day will be sold off the shelf like automobiles. Till that day, why not try your hand with our cool robotics projects. Its fun, itâ€™s challenging and itâ€™s the future.