September 30, 2021
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Timeline of MAS and Robots
⟶ Updated 12 Feb 2020 ⟶
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Isaac Azimov sets out his Three Laws for Robotics
The first artificial neural networks were made
SRI develops Shakey the robot
George Devol files for Unimate patent, the first robotic arm. He later sold the patent to general motors, paving the way for robotics' role in the production industry.
NASA lands on the moon using cutting edge robotics and electrical systems technology.
Robots are popularised with the release of Star Wars: A New Hope
The first self-driving car developed by Mercedes-Benz is able to drive itself on empty streets using mirrors and sensors.
Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov at chess
Honda releases ASIMO
IBM starts work on Watson, the successor to Deep Blue which was able to win a game of Jeopardy against former champions, a feat which requires a high understanding of natural language.
Robot demonstrates self-awareness in a test which was previously considered only passable by humans.
AlphaGo defeats Lee Sedol at Go. This was a major milestone for DeepMind's research into creating artificial intelligence that can 'learn' how to solve problems regardless of the context, unlike Deep Blue which is programmed for a specific use case
AlphaGo Zero learns Go in three days with no help. The previous version of AlphaGo had learnt to play using thousands of videos showing professional games. However, this version simply played against itself millions of times with nothing given to it but the rules. This demonstrates that robots are now able to teach themselves skills will little to no human interaction.
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