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For many, the word “robot” is scary and associated with the fear that most of us humans will soon be unemployed as robots take over our jobs. For others, the word is exciting and appealing, as they eagerly await the next news in the world of robotics. Throughout history, humans have had divided opinions about robot and machine development, and during the Industrial Revolution, many were quick to smash the new machines that were supposed to assist farmers, simply out of fear. Today, we have come further than ever in terms of robot development, and research in artificial intelligence is more extensive than ever. Similarly, the sex industry invests billions in developing new robot sex toys. Here are ten facts you must know about robots!

The first “killer robot”…

It is said to have been an accident, but the first known case of a robot murder occurred in 1981 when a robot arm crushed a Japanese factory worker at Kawasaki. It’s always fun to be first and unique, but perhaps not in this case.

Soon, maybe we can search for bombs with the vacuum cleaner…

The manufacturer of PackBot (see image below), often associated with bomb disposal robots used by the police when they suspect bombs in bags, etc., is also the developer behind the popular autonomous vacuum cleaner iRobot, built on the same technology.

The manufacturer of PackBot, often associated with bomb disposal robots used by the police when they suspect bombs in bags, etc., is also the developer behind the popular autonomous vacuum cleaner iRobot, built on the same technology.

Soon, everything might be fossil-free…

Chris Melhuish at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory created robots that use bacteria-filled fuel cells to generate electricity from rotting apples and dead flies. The goal of the project: robots that find their own fuel.

Calles himself a cyborg…

Cybernetics and Professor Kevin Warwick (see image below) referred to himself as the world’s first cyborg, with a data chip implanted in his left arm. He could remotely control doors and maneuver an electronic wheelchair, among other things. Today, this is nothing new, as a Stockholm-based company, for example, has offered its employees to implant a microchip in their palm for essentially the same purpose.

Cybernetics and Professor Kevin Warwick referred to himself as the world’s first cyborg, with a data chip implanted in his left arm. He could remotely control doors and maneuver an electronic wheelchair, among other things. Today, this is nothing new, as a Stockholm-based company, for example, has offered its employees to implant a microchip in their palm for essentially the same purpose.

Soon, you might replace your loved one with a robot…

In 2007, robot expert Henrik Christensen believed that humans would have s*x with robots within four years. Sure, technology advances quickly, but we’re not quite there yet, even though it’s every s*x toy developer’s wildest dream.

We might not have to work anymore soon…

Another robot expert, Hans Moravec, founder of Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute, believes that by the year 2040, robots will have taken over human control entirely. According to his own statement, robots will completely manage society. The question is, what will we do then?

But we have some in the rest of the world too…

Approximately half of all robots that are used in the industrial sector are stationed in Japan.

Approximately half of all robots that are used in the industrial sector are stationed in Japan.

Supposed to last for 90 days – lasted for several years instead…

Slowly but surely, the first robots launched to the planet Mars, Spirit and Opportunity, were designed to function for 90 days. However, they lasted for several years and roamed undisturbed on the red planet.

Revolutionary in the automotive industry…

The first robot put into use was in 1961. The robot was involved in car production at the American automotive giant Ford. In today’s society, however, there is not a single car manufacturer that does not have robots.

The first robot put into use was in 1961. The robot was involved in car production at the American automotive giant Ford. In today's society, however, there is not a single car manufacturer that does not have robots.

Often used in keyhole surgeries…

The smallest existing robot is the Nanobot, measuring only about 10 nanometers.


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