It is not uncommon for you to see people in this century gather round and have very interesting discussions on the impact and effects of science and technology on our lives. And without a doubt, science and technology have really shaped our lives in many ways, some of which we do not even know. Of the many influences that science has brought on us, one of the most exotic is that of the science of robotics. Even though many will want to think that robotics is a new science, it is important to stress the fact that the science of robotics have been with us for centuries right before the times of Leonardo da Vinci, the great Italian scientist who also made valuable contributions to robotics.
It is quite interesting to know that robots have found more uses and applications in the 21st century more than any other period in human history. Nowadays, it is not a new thing to see robots in the hospitals where they are used to assist in surgical procedures. As a matter of fact, some surgical procedures are carried out by a robot, under the control and guidance of a surgeon. In fact, this technique has transformed into a bigger thing in what is now known as telemedicine. Telemedicine is a relatively new concept in which a doctor is able to treat patients over long distances using agents of technology such as robots.
If you think that not impressive enough, then that is perhaps because of the fact that you have never thought of the fact that robots can also be responsible for saving your life. Well, the fact is that robots are used by the military forces of various nations in offensive and defensive capacities. Apart from these uses, robots have found many other uses and it is no wonder that it has been described as the next frontier.