Activity 2.1.2a Understanding Robots
In this activity you will watch Understanding Robots, a video with this description: Robots don't rule the world...yet, but no one speaks human like Alice Bot. Find out why she was named the most human computer on Earth. See the advances in robotic surgery and hear a discussion about millibots and what these miniature, roving robots may be able to do in the future.
While watching the videos, answer the questions below.
Articulate Alice Bot Video
A virtual friend, also called a _________________ - ____________.
Won a prestigious award for the __________ time; judges thought the robot was real!
Dr. Richard ____________________was the creator of the robot.
They use large patterns to make responses. There are (number) _______________ pre-programmed patterns. They look at the ideas as “if-then” statements.
People act like robots more than we think. Both people and robots ____________ certain things over and over again.
Alice was created in ____________( year). She was taught to sing (really just says it; doesn’t sing as we think of it) what song? ______________________
She will have problems answering any questions that she has not already been programmed to know. She is not updated _____________ day.
There were over (number) ___________ contributors from all over the world to give Alice high quality correct responses. This is one of the reasons that Alice seems so real.
The biggest use of this type of robot is to have people learn ___________________.
There is also interest from __________________________ in promoting their party.
Name three robot advancements that are under development, at the present time:
Robotic Surgery Videos
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The ____________________________system is the surgeon’s right arm when performing this surgery.
Brian will have a __________________________________ recovery because there is much less cutting of the patient with this type of surgery.
The system has (number) ____________ arms.
It is currently in _____ hospitals in Canada. There are more in Europe.
The system gives surgeons a ____________________they never had.
The plastic is over the robot to keep it ______________________.
The three arms you see in the movie each have a distinct use. What three functions do they perform?
The instruments are tiny. The system makes (number) _____small incisions for heart surgery instead of a huge slash from sternum to belly.
Each arm has a ______________joint and a ______________ joint in the system.
The doctor removes his shoes at the console for what reason?
The pedals control:
The doctor’s hands manipulate the instruments for _____________ and _____________________.
The images you watch are (number) ______________ dimensional.
The entire surgical team is ready and scrubbed into the room during the whole surgery in case of a ___________________________.
What do they insert through the patient to mark where to insert the fourth arm? _______________
Magnificent Millibots Video
Scenario where they are used is _______________________surveillance situations. Millibots travel through the air ducts and view out of the vents.
Millibots move using ______________________________.
One will build a ________ for the other robots to do the work.
Millibots have to work together. Two types of millibots are shown.
The speaker in the video said to think of the millibots as “enhancing your _______________”.
One of the reasons we use millibots is because of the cost. They cost approximately $___________ each.
They are easy to fix as they have __________ modular layers.
The latest research concept is to have the millibots link up like a ___________________.
This would allow them to go up stairs and uneven terrain.
Researchers have tried to incorporate customized ATVs but have been hung up on how to have the ATV ______________ the millibots.
More work must be done to fix this problem.