It is fascinating to observe how, parallel to progress in microelectronics, mechatronics and artificial intelligence, higher performance artifacts have been created, too. Thus, the utopian vision of the past of robots as helpful friends of mankind seems to be becoming feasible. This book recapitulates the essential stages and milestones in the development of stationary, mobile and android robots. The last chapter sums up the potential future role of intelligent robots as partners of mankind. In addition, a couple of current German research projects are listed which deal with 'intelligence robotics'. However, comprehensiveness is neither the aim nor possible. Military and space applications for example were not taken into consideration, although notably these are of particular technical interest. Edition in English and German.
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Subtítulo: A HISTORY OF THE ROBOT FROM 1950 TO THE PRESENT