History Of Real Robots


The history of real robots goes back to ancient times. However, the origin of real robots, the digitally controlled industrial robots and the use of advanced technologies such as Artificial intelligence goes back to 1960s.


There are various popular ancient mythologies which talk about having artificial people, like the mechanical servants made by the Greek god named as Hephaestus, the Vulcan to the Romans, and many more.


The early modern real robots history starts with the creation of array of very complicated mechanical toys, which were designed to do different tasks such as paintings, serving teas and firing arrows by Japanese craftsman named as Hisashige Tanaka during 1799–1881. He was popularly known by the name of Japan's Edison and or Karakuri Giemon. A few years later, another creation which is also seen as the Origin of real robots is the invention of radio controlled torpedo. He wanted to further develop his invention into a navy weapon to be included in the US navy.


After the early history of real robots there were few more advanced creations in the history of real robotics which heralded the era of modern history of real robotics.


The Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the year 1926 invented Televox, which is known to be the first real robot put into do some to useful work in the history of real robots. After this, the company launched various other simple robots, such as the one named as Rastus. It was a robot which was created in the crude image of a black man.


Then came into the scene the first ever electronic autonomous robots in the modern real robots history. It was the creation of William Grey Walter was associated with the Burden Neurological Institute of Bristol, England during the year in 1948 and 1949.  These two robots were called by the names of Elmer and Elsie. These robots were primarily able to sense light and could form a contact with external objects, and use these stimuli to navigate further.


Another milestone in the modern history of real robots was laid with the creation of first ever digitally operated and programmable robot known as Unimate. It was the first ever robot which could be rightly termed as a modern robot. George Devol was the proud inventor of this robot. He later sold his creation to General Motors in 1960, and it was put to work 1961 in a plant in Trenton, New Jersey to lift hot pieces of metal from a die casting machine and stack them.