Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for their control, sensory feedback, and information processing. These technologies deal with automated machines that can take the place of humans in dangerous environments or manufacturing processes, or resemble humans in appearance, behavior, and/or cognition.
An unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is a vehicle that operates while in contact with the ground and without an onboard human presence. UGVs can be used for many applications where it may be inconvenient, dangerous, or impossible to have a human operator present.
Unmanned spacecraft are spacecraft without people (“man”) on board, used for unmanned spaceflight. Unmanned spacecraft may have varying levels of autonomy from human input, they may be remote controlled, remote guided or even autonomous (“robotic”). Many habitable spacecraft also have varying levels of robotic features.
A robotic spacecraft is a spacecraft with no humans on board, usually under telerobotic control. A robotic spacecraft designed to make scientific research measurements is often called a space probe. Many space missions are more suited to telerobotic rather than crewed operation, due to lower cost and lower risk factors. In addition, some planetary destinations such as Venus or the vicinity of Jupiter are too hostile for human survival, given current technology.
The Kinesis Mimic controller is an essential accessory for the Kinesis ecosystem to enable intuitive control that works as simply as moving your hand. At its core, Mimic is a low cost, highly portable six degrees of freedom (DOF) inertial input device designed to make the control of remote robots (air/ground, platform/payload) easy and user-configurable. Mimic has been integrated and deployed with nano UAS drones to 1000+ lbs UGVs.