Intro to Robots Week [robots]

January 24th, 2015 · 20 mins 11 secs

About this Episode

Inaugural episode of the Nth Cast!

We really appreciate you listening to us beat the topic of 'robots' to death...

Check out this awesome Robots timeline...http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/sc_assets/html/bionicman/

Show Notes:

1 - Robot vs Android vs Cyborg (Because you care about the subtleties)...

Robot: Autonomous, artificial entity. Its form has no bearing on its designation.

Android: Humanoid robot.

Cyborg: Combines artificial and biological components.

2 - Mommy, where do robots come from?
Origin of the word - Robot http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/04/22/2011/science-diction-the-origin-of-the-word-robot.html

3 - Have a million bucks just lying around? Get your mech suit here...http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/16/a-million-dollar-robot-suit-is-available-on-amazon-japan/

4 - We suck. The damn HONDA robot's name is ASIMO. Not whatever we were calling it...http://world.honda.com/ASIMO/

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