Whether they're helping out on an assembly line, steering cars down the highway or trundling around a combat zone, robots that move us are everywhere. Now we challenge you to move us with your vast knowledge. Hey, no help from the artificial intelligence in the corner!
Question 1 of 20
Let’s get started with some basics. Pick the best description of a robot, according to the Robot Institute of America:
Question 2 of 20
So what are the two components of a mechanical manipulator?
Question 3 of 20
Who first used the term "robot"?
Question 4 of 20
When did the word "robotics" first appear in print?
Question 5 of 20
Which robot, named after the Greek mythological hero who led the Argonauts, has explored the ocean floor since 1988?
Question 6 of 20
Who founded Unimation, the first commercial company to make robots?
Question 7 of 20
Which car company was an early adopter of Unimate, the first robot from Unimation?
Question 8 of 20
Which company created the first mobile robot system nicknamed "Shakey" in the late 1960s?
Question 9 of 20
Which four-wheeled robot successfully crossed a room without human intervention in 1979?
Question 10 of 20
In 1969, Victor Scheinman made a breakthrough when he designed a robot that could function like this anatomical feature:
Question 11 of 20
The automotive industry wasn't looking to replace human workers when it began using robots on the assembly line. What was the primary goal?
Question 12 of 20
Which of the following is NOT an activity typically performed by robots in the automotive industry?
Question 13 of 20
Which nation uses the greatest number of robots in manufacturing?
Question 14 of 20
Which Japanese motor company hosted one of the very first robot homicides?
Question 15 of 20
Which robot, mounted on tank treads, searched for Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan and toured the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant after the 2011 tsunami?
Question 16 of 20
Which MIT economist warned that the American middle class was losing jobs to robots?
Question 17 of 20
German engineers took this robot from the factory floor and reprogrammed it to draw portraits.
Question 18 of 20
Which robot made the famous "No Hands Across America" tour in 1995?
Question 19 of 20
Why are auto manufacturers nervous about developing fully automated robot-driven cars?
Question 20 of 20