High School

NXT Kit Overview

NXT Introduction_Video

This NXT Introduction video was developed by Dale Yocum (Catlin Gabel School, Portland, OR) as part of his NXT Tutorial series. These videos have been linked as Alternative Differentiated Instructional Material.

Introduction to NXT

The attached PowerPoint presentation is used in conjuction with the Introduction to NXT lesson.

Introduction to NXT

Robots Need Love Too_Music Video

Light-hearted Music video: Robots Need Love Too.

Thanks to Scott LeDuc  (Capital High School, Olympia, WA) for this fun link.

History of Robotics

The attached History of Robotics pdf includes important and iconic robots from early history to the NXT.  Thanks to Ann-Marie Ratliff (Jefferson Middle School, Olympia, WA) for this link.

Your new Best Friend may be a Robot

Cynthia Breazeal's "Your new Best Friend may be a robot" lecture presents interesting ideas about how human/robot interaction is different and more powerful than other human/technology interactions.  Thanks to Colleen Wells (Marshall Middle School, Olympia, WA) for this link.

Update: as a teacher-user pointed out in the commetns below (thanks, Laban), this original link was removed by CNN.

Here is a link describing some of Cynthia's work.

Wired for War

P.W. Singer's "Wired for War" lecture provides some great images and challenging questions about the future of robotic warfare.  Thanks to Mac Jones (Reeves Middle School, Olympia, WA) for this link.

What is a Robot?

The attached  PowerPoint presentation walks students through a general discussion about the characteristics, purposes and types of robots.