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What is Robotics?

It might come as a surprise then to find out that current advances in robotics are now gathering pace to such an extent that science fiction is beginning to become science fact. Robotics is rapidly moving out of the factory floor and into the real world. In fact, it’s likely that we’re just a matter of years away from an increasing presence of robotic devices and automated semi-intelligent machines in our workplaces, on our streets, and even in our homes.

A Short History of Robotics

Robots have had a presence in science fiction for nearly one hundred years and if you include the idea of machines that could be designed to carry out work in place of humans, then the history of robots spans much further.

It was only in the 20th century, however, that…