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Introduction to Robots

Justin Perkins

on 31 January 2014

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Transcript of Robots!

Robot Project!
Tic Toc!!!
My Favorite Robot...
What are robots?
The science or study of the technology associated with the design, fabrication, theory, and application of robots.
Create your own robot!
The what, why, and how!
Robots, robots,
and more robots!

In 320 BC, ancient philosopher Aristotle once said...
“If every tool, when ordered, or even of its own accord, could do the work that befits it... then there would be no need either of apprentices for the master workers or of slaves for the lords.”
Robots are any machine that does work on its own, automatically.
Artificial Intelligence
The ability of a computer or other machine to perform those activities that are normally thought to require intelligence.
Robots are ideal for doing precise, repetitive or dangerous tasks. Around 90% of robots are used in factories with half of these being used in the automobile industry.
Robots for Toy Industry
Most industries that use robots...
Robots are generally used for jobs which are either too repetitive and require no special skill, for jobs where the environment is not safe for human operation, or the job is too dangerous.
Space (NASA)
Metal Fabrication
Packaging & Palletizing
Oil & Gas
Minining, etc.
Parts of Robots
1. Sensors
2. Pistons
3. Wheels
4. Controller
5. Motors
1. Type one paragraph - Decide your robots purpose. What industry could your robot be used for? What can your robot do?
2. Draw your robot!
3. Pin point each of the robots features in the drawing.
The First Robot
In the 1700’s, Jacques de Vaucanson built 'The Digesting Duck', which had over 400 moving parts and could flap its wings, drink water, digest grain, and defecate.
Most robots do not resemble humans.
Robots come in all shapes and sizes. For example, those used in the ocean look like mini submarines, and car factory machines look like long, metal arms.
Human shaped robots. The word android means “of the species” and “man”, but the term covers both male and female robots.
A cyborg is a human with robot abilities.
Kevin Warwick says he’s the worlds first cyborg because computer chips implanted in his arm let him open doors and control a wheelchair remotely
Hardest Challenge for Robots
For robots to walk, they have to balance themselves and be able to put their feet down as they step to prevent falls. If a robot gets even a few steps off balance, they can tip over.
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