Possible first occurence of anthrobotics in a Mark Rosheim paper

The term anthrobotics was originally coined by Mark Rosheim in a paper entitled “Design of An Omnidirectional Arm” presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 13–18, 1990, pp. 2162–2167.

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Rosheim says he derived the term from “…Anthropomorphic and Robotics to distinguish the new generation of dexterous robots from its simple industrial robot forbears.” The word gained wider recognition as a result of its use in the title of Rosheim’s subsequent book Robot Evolution: The Development of Anthrobotics, which focussed on facsimiles of human physical and psychological skills and attributes.

Link to the article here

Source: Anthrobotics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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