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Robotics on a Budget Important Dates

February 9, 2014 Leave a comment

 

  • Week[0]: March 28, 2014
  • Week[1]: April 4, 2014
    • Lecture
    • Assignments
      • IR[2] = Run Around
      • IR[3] = Reason
  • Week[2]: April 11, 2014
    • Lecture
      • IR[2] and IR[3] Discussion
      • Robot sensors
    • Assignments
      • IR[4] = Catch that Rabbit
      • IR[5] = Liar!
  • Week[3]: April 25, 2014
    • Lecture
      • IR[4] and IR[5] Discussion
      • Robot software
    • Assignments
      • IR[6] = Little Lost Robot
      • IR[7] = Escape
  • Week[4]: May 2, 2014
    • Lecture
      • IR[6] and IR[7] Discussion
      • Real life robots
    • Assignments
      • IR[8] = Evidence
      • IR[9] = The Evitable Conflict
  • Week[5]: May 9, 2014
    • Lecture
      • IR[9] and IR[9] Discussion
      • Hands on learning: Robot build day!
  • Week[6]: May 16, 2014
    • Lecture
      • Hands on learning: Robot build day!
  • Week[7]: May 23, 2014
    • Lecture
      • Hands on learning: Robot testing
  • Week[8]: May 30, 2014
    • Lecture
      • Hands on learning: Hour of Code!
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IR[0] = Introduction

February 9, 2014 Leave a comment

Comprehension Questions

  • Who is Susan Calvin?
  • How old is Susan when she is being interviewed?
  • What job did Susan take after getting her Ph.D.?
  • How old is the reporter doing the interview?
  • Who does the reporter work for?
  • Who was Robbie?

Discussion

  • Speak to a parent, grandparent regarding the passage of time. Ask them how the passage of time has felt. How quickly does one year, five years, 10 years, 25 years pass by?
  • Dr. Calvin told the reporter that he did not remember a world without robots. You live in a time where you may not remember a time without the internet, with out cell phones and other devices. Ask someone older than you what they did before the internet and cell phones.
  • Do robots pose a danger to human jobs?
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