freshman students, who may be have taken this subject as a major or have opted for a course in any computer-related field such as Artificial Intelligence.

Robotics is a branch of engineering that deals with the conception, design, manufacture and operation of robots. This field is a combination of electronics, computer science, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and bioengineering. The first person to coin the term 'robotics' was Isaac Asimov, author of science fiction books in the 1940's. This term was used in a short story, where Asimov used three principles to illustrate the behavior of robots as smart machines. The three principles are as follows:

Robots must never harm human beings.

Robots must follow instructions from humans without violating rule 1.

Robots must protect themselves without violating the other rules.

A robot is defined as follows:

reprogrammable, multifunctional manipulator designed to move material, parts, tools, or specialized devices through various programmed...
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