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Third Oral Report: Inventions English 112 Instructions • You will each be assigned an invention that helped human beings improve their way of life. These inventions have evolved through time and have become the basis for more advanced technology. • You will research your assigned topic and find the answers to the following questions: • Who is the inventor? • Describe the invention. • What does it do? Or How does it work? • How has it changed with the passing of time? • How was it used in the past? • How is it used today? • What are its possibilities for the future? • What other inventions have evolved from the original concept? • How has it helped mankind? • What did you learn through this report? Robots Sample Presentation Definition The term robot was created over a hundred years ago by Karel Capek, a Czech dramatist. Initially it meant biomechanical machine intended as a servant. Types • Androids http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrmrU7P-ysA • Mobiles • Zoomorphic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq8Yw19bn7Q Uses Cleaning Robots Roombo Vaccum Cleaner Home Automation for the elderly Telerobots or disabled Laparoscopic Surgery robots Military Robots http://news.cnet.com/8300-17938_105-1-3.html?keyword=%22military%22 Characteristics • Artificially created • Can interact with things • Programmable • May move Robots Through Time Elektro, built by Westinghouse 1938 Digesting Duck 1739 Unimate, first industrial robot 1961 New Uses Large biped robots for care of the elderly and for rehabilitation of people disabled by accident or disease Click on image to view video of Lucy Another Lucy Developed to explore how the human brain works. “Lucy is an orangutan" not programmed to do anything, but intended to develop her synthetic nervous system and learn as she grows up.” http://www.conscious-robots.com/en/reviews/robots/lucy-the-robot.html Pollen Detectors Were invented by the Japanese who wanted to know how much pollen was in the air we breathe. http://images.google.com.pr/imgres?imgurl=http://genjutsu.es/wp- content/uploads/2008/01/robot-dectector- polen.jpg&imgrefurl=http://genjutsu.es/2008/01/31/robots-detectores-de- polen/&h=300&w=450&sz=42&hl=es&start=25&um=1&usg=__3OOwMGjIMzZ U2ldWqP0nXPgRzoU=&tbnid=2Pwi51CWi8ggRM:&tbnh=85&tbnw=127&prev= /images%3Fq%3DRobots%26start%3D20%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl% 3Des%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN Robotic Cars Cars that run on automatic pilot. A computer, a laser ray ,and a camera are inserted in the roof top so that the car can identify obstacles. http://www.virtuxweb.com/index.php?s=pr%C3%A3%C2%B3xima http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2006- 09/future-robots The Large Hydron Collider It was built underground in Geneva . It cost $6 billion. Scientists hope it will help to answer some of humanity’s questions: What are we made of? Why are we here? And how could objects as marvelously complex as human beings evolve to ask these questions in such a violent and inhospitable universe? Kotaru Fukui in Tokyo Has built a robot that can speak like a human. http://www.popsci.com/scitech/gallery/2006-08/todays-five-most-mind- blowing-bots Domo the robot This robot can give a hug. http://www.popsci.com/scitech/gallery/2006-08/todays-five-most-mind- blowing-bots The USC RMP This robot explores large expanses of land and makes maps. http://www.popsci.com/scitech/gallery/2006-08/todays-five-most-mind- blowing-bots The Ultimate Challenge Advancing artificial intelligence by building human-level androids The Power Point Presentation Must Include 1. An attention getter 2. More pictures than words 3. Links to pages through pictures 4. An extensive bibliography (10 sites or more) 5. Graphs, charts, or tables of the invention’s evolution if any (see slide 8 and 9) 5. Demonstrate that you have researched your topic extensively 6. Remember the presentation is 10 minutes and that you have to give your report on the assigned date.