There is a German engineering company called Festo that develops underwater swimming robots that use a "fluidic muscle" to mimic the movements of animals. They have working versions of a penguin, a ray, a gull, and a flying manta ray blimp.
With surgical accuracy, robots can now debone a chicken.
A giant four-legged robot was built by the U.S. Army in 1969. It could lift a jeep and walk 5 MPH, called the "walking vehicle," but it never saw field use because after just 15 minutes, the operator who managed each limb of robot would become exhausted.
In 2009, "Adam became the first computer in history to discover new scientific insights independently of its human creators," there is a "Robot Scientist" called Adam.
In a 1920 play, the word "robot" was first used and was derived from the Slavic term for "slave labour."
The word "Android" only applies to a male-looking robot, the correct term is "Gynoid" for one that looks like a female.
In Japan, there is a hotel run by robots. The animatronic velociraptor is the check-in desk.
The robot cop is called URL (pronounced Earl) in Futurama.
A watchmaker invented a robot about 243 years ago that could write, and the parts could be exchanged to say whatever you want.
Leonardo da Vinci developed designs for a "mechanised knight," a robot-like development that relies on a pulley system. The design performed well when these plans were found almost 500 years later and designed according to Leonardo 's specifications.