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Be a Robot Designer
Robots are made to do jobs that humans don’t want to do
What job would you design a robot for? What kinds of things can your robot do? What are the things that it can’t do? Do you know anyone who has a robot in his or her home? What does that robot do?
What To To
1 Think of a job you do often but that you dislike. It might be making your bed, setting the table, or folding laundry.
2 Think about how you might design a robot to do the job for you. What would it need? Cameras to see? Would it move on wheels, treads, feet, or something else? Would it have an arm? One or two?
3 Create a description or illustration of your robot. Make sure to include its name and what materials it is made of, as well as what sensors it uses, and how it looks and moves.
Ask a friend to create her own robot for the same task. Now compare your robot designs. How are they similar or different?
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