Why don’t we have robots taking care of our every need by now? A little history of the field of robotics might help you understand how hard it is to get machines to perform tasks, and how far we’ve come in just a few decades.

Why don’t we have robots taking care of our every need by now? A little history of the field of robotics might help you understand how hard it is to get machines to perform tasks, and how far we’ve come in just a few decades.

Since the 1960s, humans have invaded our neighboring planet Mars with swarms of spacecraft. Only about half of the attempts have been successful. (Infographic)

Since the 1960s, humans have invaded our neighboring planet Mars with swarms of spacecraft. Only about half of the attempts have been successful. (Infographic)

A brief history of robots - one of Asimov’s most enduring legacies is his creation of the Three Laws of Robotics—not to mention his host of attendant robot-related literature

A brief history of robots - one of Asimov’s most enduring legacies is his creation of the Three Laws of Robotics—not to mention his host of attendant robot-related literature

Fusion presents a supercut of the history of robots in film from 1921's The Mechanical Man through the 2014 film Interstellar with many film favorites between the two.

Fusion presents a supercut of the history of robots in film from 1921's The Mechanical Man through the 2014 film Interstellar with many film favorites between the two.

A Brief Literary History of Robots

A Brief Literary History of Robots

A History of Robots That Includes Early Examples Like an 18th-Century Mechanical Pooping Duck

A History of Robots That Includes Early Examples Like an 18th-Century Mechanical Pooping Duck

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