What is Robotics?
A robot is a programmable mechanical device that can perform tasks and interact with its environment, without the aid of human interaction. Robotics is the science and technology behind the design, manufacturing and application of robots.
The word robot was coined by the Czech playwright Karel Capek in 1921. He wrote a play called “Rossum’s Universal Robots” that was about a slave class of manufactured human-like servants and their struggle for freedom. The Czech word robota loosely means “compulsive servitude.” The word robotics was first used by the famous science fiction writer, Isaac Asimov, in 1941.