I have great interest in robots,though my profession is nothing to do with them, at least for now. Last thirty years ago, personal computers were introduced to our daily lives. I was reluctant to use or learn about PCs but now it seems that WWW, Internet, and PCs become part of our daily life.
Even for the present moment, robots have already been, indirectly involved in our lives, from patrol pumps, vending machines, to car parking ticket machines .In a near future, more robots will be playing important roles in our daily lives.
Followings are the few examples that I found in Big Picture photo blog,
These three combo photos show a “cybernetic human” HRP-4C, designed to look like an average Japanese woman, creating expressions like anger, left, and surprise, right, during a demonstration in Tsukuba, near Tokyo, Monday, March 16, 2009. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) #
An English-teaching robot stands in front of children at an elementary school in Daejeon, 140km south of Seoul on December 11, 2009. Robot teachers — who never get angry or make sarcastic remarks — have been a hit with pupils during a pilot project in some South Korean schools, a government report said. (Knowledge Economy Ministry/AFP/Getty Images) #
Imformatics PHD student Sebastian Bitzer performs push-up exercises with a programmed Kondo humanoid robot at the newly opened Imformatics Forum building of the University of Edinburgh, Scotland September 3, 2008. (REUTERS/David Moir) #
Captain Judith Gallagher of 11 EOD (Explosive Ordnance Division) Regiment displays an anti-IED robot known as the ‘Dragon Runner’ during a photocall on military technologies in London, on March 17, 2010. The robot weighs between 10-20 kg and is easily carried by a soldier in a backpack and is robust enough to operate in rough terrain. (Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images) #
A U.S. Army soldier walks past a de-mining robot named after the computer animated character “Wall-E” at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, March 10, 2010. (REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov) #
The Heron, a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle) for strategic and tactical missions is seen in this handout photo provided on February 16, 2010 by the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). With a wingspan of 16.6 meters and a takeoff weight of 1,250 kg, the Heron UAV can reach an altitude of 30,000 feet and has the endurance of up to 50 hours. It is in use by coalition forces in Afghanistan which rely heavily on them for to provide crucial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance information in real-time to commanders and directly to front line soldiers. (Israel Aerospace Industries via Getty Images)
In this photo provided by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/Carnegie Mellon, the Army’s new Crusher combat robotic vehicle makes its way through the desert Tuesday Feb. 19, 2008 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. This 6.5-ton, six-wheeled truck with a .50-caliber machine gun affixed to the top has no driver, no cargo hold for soldiers. Instead, the Crusher is an unmanned ground combat vehicle that will never see combat. (AP Photo/ Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/Carnegie Mellon via The El Paso Times) #
These are robots of present days. You will see more complicated robots in very near future. Do you have any idea how to deal with these kinds of robots?
Kyaw Kyaw Oo