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Copy of Social Robots

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Social Robots
To invent this robot you don't need to have a job or be an engineer, although the most known people to invent a robot are knowledgeable biologist.
A. What type of jobs/ careers can this robot create to provide employment for people?
A. What task does the robot preform?

Social robots help disabled live independently, tutoring students that are struggling, these human-like machines could possibly play a huge role in the future.

B. What human function or task does this robot simulate?

These robots can walk, talk, move their joints and do almost anything a human can.
A. Where is the robot used?
Social robots are used in houses, apartments, buildings, ect., it can also be used as a transmitter.

B. What is it's work envelope?
Has a wide work envelope because it can be used almost anywhere.

C. How many degrees of freedom or flexible joints does it have?
This robot can bend over to pick things up, walk, and dance with little kids. There is also many different social robots, and some can do different things than others.
Example: The Furby
A. How is the robot taught to preform its task?

Sensors help pick up a small amount of vocabulary to notify what people are saying.

B. What sensors does the robot have and how does the robot use the sensors?

The furby has a light sensor to tell if it's day or night because it closes its eyes. Its front sensor lets it feel if you tickle its stomach. Its stomach sensors tells it if you turn it upside own or pick it up.
A. Is the robot end effector multiple functions?

Yes, Simon the Social Robot can pick up work spaces, picks up various things, and it can be told where to put things and does so. It can also talk to humans and ask questions like " Where do I put this?" or "What now?".
Example: Simon the Social Robot
Simon interacting with people
A. Describe the impact that this robot has had or could have on it's intended audience.
These kinds of robots could impact us greatly because of the cleaning help it can give, the interacting and etc. could change the way people see the world.
A. Predict and explain how this robot may be altered to preform more or different tasks in the future.
These robots could be changed to being robots in movies and being actors and in films since the can talk, move, be indicated to do stuff and etc. These robots could be real life ones in movies instead of animated ones.
A. Name some advantages and disadvantageous of using this robots to complete this task.

Advantages:
Can talk to people with with cues that can be heard.
Disadvantages:
Robot may stop working and the research may have to be done over.
As you can see, this robot has many joints and movement. It also has speakers (which played music) and sensors.
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