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  • 1. Robotics
    American Nicaraguan School
    Managua, Nicaragua
  • 2. Course Introduction
    The hot new technology within five years will include:
    computer programming
    electronic embedded systems
    engineering design
    and mathematics
    Robotics has the ability to teach these concepts.
    At the same time 21st Century skill sets like:
    Time management, resource allocation, teamwork, problem solving, and communications.
  • 3. Three Laws of Robotics
    “A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    A robot must obey any orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.”- Isaac Asimov – I, Robot
  • 4. The Myth of the Three Laws of Robotics – Why We Can’t Control Intelligence –Singularity Hub - by Aaron Saenz May 10th, 2011
    “…intelligent machines that would coexist peacefully with humanity” – a myth
    “The Three Laws of Robotics are a myth, and a dangerous one.”
    “…never bet against intelligence, even when it’s human.”
    -”Here in the real world, I’m not sure we can avoid it. Our machines are our tools, and the human with the best tools wins. We have strong economic and political pressures to build intelligent machines. Already we’re surrounded by narrow AI, computers that can learn a little in particular areas of expertise and get better over time. It may take a century, or as little as a decade, but I’m pretty sure we’ll have general, human-like AI as well. It could be in a computer, or in a robot, doesn’t really matter. Machine intelligence is coming”. –A. Saenz
  • 5. Welcome to ANS - Robotics
    What are the goals of this class?
    What is the definition of a robot?
    What is the definition of engineering?
    What is the definition of programming?
    What is the definition of a system?
    What does it mean to manage a project?
    Safety – an Attitude
  • 6. The NXT Hardware
    Introduction…… then ongoing
    The NXT Controller – Revision of NXT Manual
    Motors, Multiple Sensors & Gears
    Introduction to NXT Sensors – Basics of electronics
    Lego Mindstorms NXT Parts Identification –
    Building your first robot – Basics of Programming
    Planning – Brainstorm
    Designing – Flow chart basics
    Building – Hand-on operations
    Testing & Evaluating
  • 7. ROBOTC Software
    Introduction to programming in C.
    Introduction to ROBOTC 2.0
    Download Program Samples
    Manage Challenges and competitions
    Programming ROBOTC - Programming Syntax lessons
    Behaviors/variables/functions & psuedocode
    Loops & Whitespace/Comments/ reserved words
  • 8. Forward/Backward/Turning - Movement – NXT
    Speed and Direction -
    Turning Engineering Lab
    Labyrinth Challenge – LOGO algorithms
    Moving Forward/Backward & Turning
    Motor Power Engineering - Synchronizing
    Synchronized Motors & Sensors
    Synchronized Motors Engineering Lab – Programming algorithms
    Introduction to Encoders – Flow charting - Testing
  • 9. Class organization
    Rules & Safety Measures
    Grading/Rubrics for Evaluation
    Lab Procedures – Safety*
    Keeping an Engineering Journal
    * Safety is an Attitude - What safety is and what safety is not.
    It’s a fact that most accidents are preventable with the development of a safe attitude.
  • 10. Instructor
    Noel S. Rios (Mr.)
    I am starting my 18th year of teaching at ANS
    Love computers, and Robotics has been my dream for years. I am so excited about this course that I already feel it’s going too fast. Click on the boxes below to link to our first videos:
    Team 1 Project 1:
    Team 2 Project 1:
  • 11. References
    The Myth of the Three Laws of Robotics – Why We Can’t Control Intelligence
    – Singularity Hub– A. Saenz – May/2011 -
    The Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University is our source of academic information on basic and applied robotics technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks.
    Lego – Mindstorms NXT - Education – Hardware & Software -
    Robot C Software – Mindstorms -
    LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 -
    With Inspiration and Assistance of a Teacher & Friend: Mr. Nael Faraj, Technology Manager
    American Community School
    P. O. Box 310 Amman 11831