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Robot Building for Teens by Behnam Salemi

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CHAPTER 8ROBOTIC APPLICATIONS AND NEW DIRECTIONS

In recent years, there has been a great interest in finding new applications for robotics technology. Many universities, research labs, and companies have been focusing on developing new robotics systems to perform tasks that previously were limited only to humans. The goal of this research effort has been to develop robots to aid humans in difficult, dangerous, or disaster situations where humans cannot work. Achieving such a goal requires novel engineering and scientific solutions to the fundamental problems in the field of robotics such as locomotion in rough terrain, navigation, object manipulation, and human robot interaction. As more advancement in such areas are made, cheaper and more reliable ...

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