In the very first part of this chapter, we tried to come up with a good (modern) definition of a robot. It turns out that the definition we came up with does not only describe a robot as we know it (or would like to know it), but also gives us some great pointers as to what parts can we most definitely find in (or on) a robot. Let's see our definition again:
"A robot is an autonomous system which exists in the physical world, can sense its environment, and can act on it to achieve some goals."
So, what will these most important parts be? Here is what we think should be on this list.
It will be hard for a robot to exist in the physical world without a physical body. While this obviously has its advantages ...