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Robots are fascinating! Choose from one of our topics below (or choose one of your own), then write a short report. We'd love to hear your thoughts on as many topics as you'd like.

The first ever robot

Joseph Whitaker School

Joseph Whitaker School

11 Dec 2017

The first known robot was created around 350 BC by the mathematician Archytas and was an artificial bird. Archytas, who is known as the “father of mechanical engineering,” constructed his bird out of wood and used steam to power the movements of the robot. Also the robot was made 1667 years ago.

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Pets: Real, Virtual, Robot?

William Howard School

William Howard School

11 Dec 2017

Real pets are better for company because it is a living breathing being. However, virtual pets are less needy, and don’t require feeding or walking. This means less responsibility is required, but that means that responsibility can’t be learned.

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Could robots help elderly people?

William Howard School

William Howard School

11 Dec 2017

Yes, they can. They could help with keeping them company, helping them clean, aiding general manoeuvres. However, if like my gran, they don’t like technology, it may be more of a hindrance, and could scare them.

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How 'human' can a robot be?

William Howard School

William Howard School

11 Dec 2017

No. they can imitate humans’ emotions and concerns but they can never actually possess them. However, it depends on what you derive as human, and what characteristics make you human.

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Can robots learn?

William Howard School

William Howard School

11 Dec 2017

Robots can learn if we let them. If we tell a robot everything it needs to know, then it won’t learn. But if we tell a robot what we expect as the end result, then they can learn to do it.

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