ROBOTS is a sneak peek into the future at what might be possible as scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less"humanoid" and more just plain human.
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Today's robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too-distant future are simply revolutionary—and they are becoming eerily like us.
What does it take to make a humanoid robot—a robot that can do anything we can do without the benefit of a human brain? How close are scientists to replicating some of the particularly challenging human characteristics? (Think fingers and toes.)
Why are we even attempting to create humanoids in the first place? ROBOTS answers these questions and more as it showcases the latest developments—the successes and failures—of robotics around the world. ROBOTS is a fascinating and fun look at what makes us human, how far machines can really go to look and act like us, and how humanoids are already changing our world.
ROBOTS is a sneak peek into the future at what might be possible as scientists use innovative engineering and design to make cyber characters less "humanoid" and more just plain human. Robot "actor" RoboThespian will introduce you to CHIMP, ATLAS, PR-2, Herb the Butler, ICUB, and others as he takes you on an amazing tour of what's going on in robotics labs around the world.
Use the resources in this collection to engage students with STEM. Hands-on activities that use everyday and easily found items make robots an accessible and engaging STEM learning tool. Pick activities on an individual basis, or create your very own robots activity kit to do all of them using the Activity Kit Guide.