CLAWAR Congreso internacional de Robotica
A robot is an electro mechanical device that can perform autonomous or preprogrammed tasks.
A robot may act under the direct control of a human (eg. the robotic arm of the space shuttle) or autonomously under the control of a programmed computer. Robots may be used to perform tasks that are too dangerous or difficult for humans to implement directly (e.g. nuclear waste clean up) or may be used to automate repetitive tasks that can be performed with more precision by a robot than by the employment of a human (e.g. automobile production.)
Specifically robot can be used to describe an intelligent mechanical device in the form of a human.
7th International Conference
on Climbing and Walking Robots
and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines
September 22-24, 2004
MADRID - SPAIN
Project funded by the European Community under the ‘Competitive and Sustainable Growth’ Programme (1998-2002): Thematic Network on Climbing and Walking Robots: Mobile robotic demonstrators and applications (CLAWAR) G1RT-CT-2002-05080. The network has been established to bring together core research groups, industrial users and robot manufacturers who are engaged in work on climbing and walking robots and associated technologie