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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.

How do science and technology improve our lives?

Parkside School

Parkside School

13 Mar 2019

Technology is the application of scientific knowledge to the interests of humans. Science and technology helps to improve our lives in many ways. Building houses, paving roads, growing crops and curing illness, all depend on technology.

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How does technology affect our society?

Parkside School

Parkside School

13 Mar 2019

Humans use technology to travel, to communicate, to learn, to do business and to live in comfort. However, technology has also caused us concerns. ... Technology impacts the environment, people and the society as a whole. The way we use technology determines if its impacts are positive to the society or negative.

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Enstine robot

Parkside School

Parkside School

13 Mar 2019

The sophisticated Einstein robot has 31 artificial muscles, all individually programmed to enable it to make facial expressions. The robot is now able to learn expressions on its own, and it recently taught itself to smile and frown.

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Robot law

Parkside School

Parkside School

13 Mar 2019

In 1942, science fiction writer Isaac Asimov introduced the three laws of robotics that governed the behavior of robots. The laws dictated that robots may not injure human beings, must obey human beings, and must protect their own existence unless it would violate the first or second law.

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Robotic prosthesis

Parkside School

Parkside School

13 Mar 2019

Professor Gil Weinberg of Georgia Tech has created a robot that can be attached to amputees. His “robotic drumming prosthesis” has motors that power two drumsticks. The first stick is controlled both by the musician’s arms and electronically using EMG muscle sensors. The other stick “listens” to the music and improvises.

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