Lesson: 20L ESR What is a Robot?

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This lesson introduces Robotics by describing the 4 characteristics of all robots and the 4 reasons humans use robots.

1) Watch this video which explores the question: What is a Robot?

2) Check out the robots below.... can you figure out how they "sense their environment" and which of the 4 D's they represent?

• Medical (DaVinci Robot)

• Military (Big Dog Robot)

• Domestic (Atlas Robot)

• Industrial (Kiva Robot)


3) Find your own video of a cool robot that you can share with your Squad later:

What does it do?

How can you tell it is "sensing its environment" & "responding to instructions"?

4) Answer these questions:

What are 4 characteristics of a Robot?

What are the 4 D’s (why we use robots)?


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