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An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

The robot

The robot

Ingress för att beskriva innovationen

The robot

This robot lady’s name is Venus. She is of recent manufacture, but the design is reminiscent of movies from the 1950s and 1960s. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

The robot

The robot companion PARO was developed by Japanese scientists and is used in hospitals and nursing homes in Sweden and other countries. Photo: Anna Gerdén.

Kort fakta om innovationen

Kort fakta (2) om innovationen

Rubrik för små genier

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The robot

Wall-e, R2-D2 and Transformers — Who doesn´t love robots? A robot is a programmable machine that performs some type of independent work. The word robot comes from the Czech robota which means slave.

The robot´s system works by sensing, thinking and acting. It feels its surroundings via sensors. By using them, the robot´s programmed targets can make decisions about what it will do. The actions are performed by the robot´s physical mechanics.

Robots can perform things that people can´t do or cope with. They can travel up in space and down mines, put out fires and defuse bombs or stand at a boring assembly line. Robot research often consists of both play and serious matters. There are Swedish championships for robots in the pentathlon and sumo wrestling.

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