|Yesterdays New World - Todays Toys|
A little look at how advanced in robotic technology that was initially used in industry has now given birth to even more advanced gadgets and spin-off 'boys toys'
Yesterday Innovations Become a Novelty
You only have to look at old news footage to see that what was deemed as being cutting edge technology in yesteryear has today become a must-have technology toy. Look at old news footage and you will see in the 1980’s large manufacturers installing Robotic technology to facilitate mundane manufacturing and assembly tasks. These were simple, but effective tools on car and aircraft production lines, that over a number of years effectively replaced a large amount of manpower. /p>
Back then, you would not have thought of a Robotic Arm as a gadget. In fact, Robots were really still something that we only saw in films because of the imagination of writers who believed that they would become an integral part of everyday life. Today, Robots appear in our world in various forms. They can be considered as gadgets. Robots that switch on and vacuum the house whilst the householder is out are now the type of gadget that many would consider. Children have Robots as toys. Remote controlled battery-powered toys are in every kids collection, these aren't gadgets for men . From the Roboraptor to Remote-controlled Cars, Boats and Helicopters, Robots in their modern toy form sit in the cupboard of almost every house.
Honda has seemingly produced the most advanced commercially available robot named Nismo. Walking and moving in an articulate manner like a Human Being, Nismo is probably the ultimate new gadget for the Rich toy enthusiast. At the other end of the scale is novelty gadget that is within reach of most Geeks. Going back to the roots of Robot technology, a small scale robotic arm is now commercially available at a very affordable price of less than £40.00. You have to build it yourself, but this remote-controlled gizmo can give hours of fun and amusement and although it has no real useful purpose, it gives an introduction to the basics of this technology.
It maybe 2009, but the fashion is very 1980’s and now you can have 1980’s cutting-edge technology as the perfect gadget for Geeks in your home for a ridiculously low cost.
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