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What Are Robots?

This is a presentation that I give to my 6th graders as an anticipatory set for the robotics unit.
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Chris Eldred

on 4 February 2015

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Transcript of What Are Robots?

What
Are
Robots?

Name Some Robots
Get with a partner and group up your ideas into three or four groups
Give each group a title
What did you come up with?
Are the robots on your list fictional?
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/C3PO.jpg
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:R2d2lala.jpg
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FANUC_6-axis_welding_robots.jpg
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Roomba3g.jpg
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HONDA_ASIMO.jpg
Manufacturing
What is good about robots in factories?
What is bad about robots in factories?
What is this robot doing?
www.classictvcars.com/pics/kitt.jpg
v 1.5 December 8th, 2011
Why do robots look different?
What is C3PO's job?
What is R2D2's Job?
What you look like depends on what you do.
Function first, then form
Form
follows
function
Is a computer a robot?
Can a computer weld a car together or vacuum the floor?
Is a car a robot?
Can a car drive itself?
What makes a robot?
A robot is a machine that does works according to a program with input from sensors.
Are Cyborgs real?
An organism that is part electro-mechanical?
What do we call robots that are made to look like humans?
Two arms, two legs, head, eyes, and mouth?
Androids are robots that look like the human form.
Are Androids real?
So, what are robots used for?
Hazard Duty
Explosives
Military/Tactical
Chemicals
Radioactivity
Earthquake inspection
Exploration
I use to say no, that a car can't be a robot because it can't drive itself...
What are Robots?
Partner up and do a 1 minute think aloud. Partner writes down what you think of and then we switch places.
Switch
I can explain what robots are and what they are used for.
Automation
VS.
Robots
What's the difference?
Automation involves a mechanical device that can imitate the actions of people or animals.
A robot is a machine that performs complicated tasks and is guided by automatic controls. (Sensors & Programming)
All robots are a form of automation, are all forms of automation robots?
Credit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b0/Lux_Products_Touch_Screen_Thermostat.jpg
Credit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Honeywell_round_thermostat.jpg/640px-Honeywell_round_thermostat.jpg
Credit: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/PIA16239_High-Resolution_Self-Portrait_by_Curiosity_Rover_Arm_Camera.jpg
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