Introduction to Robots

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Introduction to Robots

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Agenda: Define what a robot is and what they are capable of doing Understand the history of robots and robotics Describe the various types of robots Learn how to get started building your own robot Learn how to create a robotics league in your library

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Hello. I am a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically, especially one programmable by a computer. This is changing, however. I am sometimes called an automaton, android, droid, etc. I am not planning to take over the world!

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Robotics is the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots.

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Image source: http://goo.gl/x1QeJu

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Faster and more efficient Can work in hazardous environments Do repetitive tasks More accurate Don’t complain Why?

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Types of Robots by Application Industrial Domestic Medical Service Military Entertainment Space Hobby/Competition Source: http://goo.gl/c7Ebf

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Types of Robots by Locomotion Stationary Wheeled Legged Swimming Flying Mobile Swarm Source: http://goo.gl/c7Ebf

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ED 209 Man Tinplate Automata The guards robots Sentinel Optimus Prime

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My Favorites

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Source: http://goo.gl/n9ojGk

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Source: http://goo.gl/hEBGKz

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History Image source: http://goo.gl/r51AWg Leonardo da Vinci’s robot, ca. 1495 History of Robots

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Natural Language Processing Car User Interface (CUI?) Voice biometrics How do we interact with connected devices? How WILL we interact with connected devices? App based? Too many apps for one device (e.g., Philips Hue) Sentient? Hello Natural Language! Internet of Things (IoT) will capture, track, and share data Artificial Intelligence Turing Test

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Digital Assistants Image source: http://goo.gl/obFOfu

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More info: http://goo.gl/xxZQGx

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Do wearable computers play a role in any of this?

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Face Cloning is enhancing the realism of animatronic robots by combining motion capture technology with 3D printing.

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Source: http://goo.gl/HKr5ce Robots are coming to take our jobs. We should be happy! It isn’t a race against the machines. We will lose. It is a race WITH the machines. 90% of your coworkers will be unseen machines and most of what you do will not be possible without them (e.g., discovery tools etc.). Robots will help humans discover new jobs for ourselves; new tasks that expand who we are and let us focus on BEING HUMAN. The fewer humans who touch our cars as they are being built THE BETTER. Every time you click on a search button you are telling a robot to do something that humans cannot do. The human assignment will be to keep creating jobs for robots to do. This will never be finished so we will always have 1 job!

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Building/Programming Robots

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Image source: http://goo.gl/8qmgx6 3 generations of LEGO MINDSTORMS 1998: LEGO MINDSTORMS (RCX) 2006: LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2013: LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

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LEGO Mindstorms NXT MindCuber Build it! http://goo.gl/3Urx4V

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LEGO info: http://goo.gl/00hMUv

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Image source: http://goo.gl/1wD7oS Image source: http://goo.gl/1wD7oS Complete family of EV3 Components

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Image source: http://goo.gl/7jyvu8 EV3 motor/sensor NXT motor/sensor

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Programming EV3 software NXT software Download EV3 Software at http://goo.gl/Cvwyy6 and then learn to program at http://goo.gl/BfZ8CZ!

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More info: https://goo.gl/bI9jd2 More info: https://goo.gl/tTM8HL

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Robotic Story Time! Build it! http://goo.gl/nei4Yl

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Boe-Bot: Learn electronics, programming, and robotics all in one! More info: https://goo.gl/r18lRr .com/user/ParallaxInc http://forums.parallax.com/forum.php

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Cubelets – modular robotics

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Download: http://goo.gl/Sw29SE Cubelets Studio

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RoboSapien Images: http://goo.gl/gRF32R and http://goo.gl/BFlLcT

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Create a Robot League http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms

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http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms jrfllteams@usfirst.org fllteams@usfirst.org ftcteams@usfirst.org frcteams@usfirst.org

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More info: http://goo.gl/0WLmYp Team registration opens in May. It is $225. Can register late too! After you register a Regional Partner will contact you. We already have a LEGO Mindstorms robot kit, so that is $0. Field setup kit (obstacles etc.) $75 The challenge starts in August. No more than 10 kids per team.

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What are you doing?

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By Mr. Bungle, direct link: https://youtu.be/CJBleJJZixs None of Them Knew They Were Robots

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