What about robot technology


1. Generally: Robotics or robot technology deals with the drafting, design, control, production and operation of robots, e.g. industrial or service robots. Anthropomorphic or humanoid robots are also about the production of limbs and skin, facial expressions and gestures as well as natural language skills. The focus is on hardware robots with hardware and software. Pure software robots (bots) are primarily developed in computer science, nanorobots in the future in nanotechnology.

2. Adjoining Disciplines and areas of application: Robotics integrates approaches from mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, in particular artificial intelligence (AI). It must work closely with human-machine interaction, psychology, sociology (social robotics) and philosophy (machine ethics). The results of robotics are important for the economy (industrial, agricultural and service robots), science (research and experimental robots), society (service robots, assistance systems), health care (care and therapy robots), transport (robot cars) and the military (combat robots) ).

3. Criticism and Outlook: Alongside and with computer science (including AI), robotics is developing into one of the leading disciplines of the 21st century, which is not consistently adequately reflected in the subject itself. The social and moral implications of using machines are the subject of technology assessment, technology ethics, information ethics and robot ethics. Business ethics is also important, as human labor is supported and replaced by machine work. Last but not least, new challenges arise for jurisprudence (robot law), jurisprudence and legislation.