Only autonmous robots are real robots!
February 13, 2008
Whatching TV, some guy displayed some "installation art", with a "robot horse", some mechanics controlled by electronics, looking oh so funny.
"That´s not a robot", I said.
"Why is noone elses robots but yours entitled to be called a real robot", my wife said.
I tried to explain to her, that what we just saw on TV was an installation, not an autonomous robot!
It is jus tlike "Robot Wars".. These things are NOT "robots" in my terms. They are "Remote controlled things"!
The "robot-magic" happens when you let some logic control mechanics, based on input, and the mechanics change the environment that again resoults in new, not pre-programmed inputs to the logic, that then..
Then you have robot-life!
Then you have an autonomous robot.
Then you have a real robot
(in my terms :)