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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%
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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.

								
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