scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,208
The image usually thought of by the word robot is that of a mechanical being somewhat human in shape Common in science fiction robots are generally depicted as working in the service of people but often escaping the control of the people and doing them harm The word robot comes from the Czech writer Karel Capeks 1921 play RUR which stands for Rossums Universal Robots in which mechanical beings made to be slaves for humanity rebel and kill their creators From this the fictional image of robots is sometimes troubling expressing the fears that people may have of a robotized world over which they cannot keep control The history of real robots is rarely as dramatic but where developments in robotics may lead is beyond our imaginationStan pg33 Robots exist today They are used in a relatively small number of factories located in highly industrialized countries such as the United States Germany and Japan Robots are also being used for scientific research in military programs and as educational tools and they are being developed to aid people who have lost the use of their limbs These devices however are for the most part quite different from the androids or humanlike robots and other robots of fiction They rarely take human form they perform only a limited number of set tasks and they dont have minds of their own In fact its often hard to tell between devices called robots and other modern automated systems Buckley Ruth V pg 258 Although the term robot did not come into use until the 20th century the idea of mechanical beings is much older Ancient myths and tales talked about walking statues and other marvels in human and animal form Such objects were products of the imagination and nothing more but some of the mechanized figures also mentioned in early writings could well have been made Such figures called automatons have long been popular Stan pg
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA