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The use of technology to ease human labor or to extend the mental or physical capabilities of humans.
In robotics, a tiny computer that acts as the robot's brain and contains the computer program.
A social science that deals with production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
The component of a robot that comes into contact with the work piece and does the actual work on it. Also known as the hand.
Conforming to an established set of principles or accepted professional standards of conduct.
The effect or influence of one thing on another. Some impacts are anticipated, and others are unanticipated.
An arm-like mechanism on a robotic system which grabs and moves objects with a number of degrees of freedom under automatic control.
In robotics, provides power to the robot; may supply electricity, hydraulic power, or pneumatic power.
A community, nation, or broad grouping of people having common traditions, institutions, and collective activities and interests.
A balancing of factors, all of which are not attainable at the same time; giving up of one thing in return for another.
The process of locating trouble and making repairs in machinery and technical equipment.
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