10 Real Robots That Prove That The Future Is Already Here
Feb 19, 2015
The word "robot" was coined by playwright Karel Capek to describe the humanoid automatons in his play "Rossum's Universal Robots," and was taken from the Czech word for labor. 20 years later, Isaac Asimov gave us the word "robotics" to describe the study of robots. Asimov had assumed the word probably already existed.
Although the robots presented here are exciting new innovations that show us what the future of robotics can be like, mankind has actually been fascinated with creating robots for many centuries. Conceptual drawings of mechanical, steam-powered birds have been found dating all the way back to 4th century B.C. The first recorded plans for a humanoid robot were for a mechanical knight by Leonardo da Vinci.