Power Up the Robots
Learn about robots, their benefits and restrictions, and robot types. Play this online game to exercise your ethical decisions regarding the use of robots and also program a robot to move through a maze.
What world problem would you like to see solved? Sketch or build a model of a robot that can help solve this problem. Send us a picture of your conceptual design because we want to see it! We love showcasing exceptional student work.
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Grade Levels: 6-12
Help your students learn about the importance of robots and design a robot that can perform a given task while learning about the engineering design process. Students will design concept art for their robot designs and work together as a class to choose best robot features and build the bot. The task will only be performed correctly if participants programmed the bot properly.
Robots and Humans: Ethical Scenarios
Watch a video with NIU’s expert and author of The Machine Question Dr. David Gunkel. In this video, he discusses how machines/robots are taking action in our world and the related ethical dilemmas and social impacts.