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Robot Building for Teens by Behnam Salemi

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CHAPTER 6WHO ELSE IS USING DIGITAL BRAINS?

In this chapter, you will look at examples of the state-of-the-art in robotics technology. All the robotic systems covered in this chapter use a digital brain to implement flexible and powerful robots that are capable of performing complex tasks. Today, many intelligent robots are designed to help people by performing tasks in places in which it could be dangerous or difficult for people to work such as underwater, in the air, in outer space, on the road, or in factories. Others provide services in homes, such as autonomously vacuuming the carpet and providing security.

To perform complex tasks, these robots usually need to collect large amounts of information about their surroundings. Therefore, most ...

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