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Robotics Fall 2009

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  • 1. WHAT: Nestle Robotics Club
    WHEN: Mondays and every other Thursday
    WHERE: Room 19
    WHO: Mrs. Van and Mrs. Donskoy, 24 fourth and fifth grade students
  • 2. What Are Robots?
  • 3. What Are Robots?
    A robot is any device that can move on its own.
    A good robot is a device that performs tasks that a human cannot perform.
    A robot does not always look like a human.
    A robot does not think, bleed, or feel.
  • 4. What Are Robots?
    NASA's Urban Robot, Urbie, features software-controlled cameras and sensors that allow it to operate autonomously in many types of terrain. URBIE checks out areas that would pose potential risks to human investigators.
    Source: JPL, How Stuff Works
    Urbie
  • 5. What Are Robots?
    Since 1964, NASA has sent 10 robotic explorers to fly by, orbit or rove around Mars, but snakebots will give scientists an unprecedented look at the Martian landscape. Snakebots, which could be ready by 2005, will be able to dig into the loose soil of Mars and burrow down to depths that other robotic probes can't get to. They can slither into the cracks of the planet's surface. "A snakebot could navigate over rough, steep terrain where a wheeled robotic rover would likely get stuck or topple," lead snakebot engineer Gary Haith says.
    Source: JPL, How Stuff Works
    Snakebot
  • 6. What Are Robots?
    Mars Rovers
  • 7. What Are Robots?
    Robot doctors work where precision is necessary, such as spinal surgeries, brain operations, heart, etc.
    Robotic Surgery
  • 8. Robotic Surgery
    Robot doctors work where precision is necessary, such as spinal surgeries, brain operations, heart, etc.
  • 9. What Are Robots?
    Fire Fighting Robots
  • 10. What's in the future?
    Robots!
  • 11. LEGO Robots
  • 12. LEGO Robots
  • 13. LEGO Robots
  • 14. LEGO Robots
  • 15. LEGO Robots
  • 16. LEGO Robots
  • 17. LEGO Robots
  • 18. Be a Part of Our Robotics Club if You Like to...
    Work on a Team
    Solve math problems
    Build with LEGO
    Work on the computer
    Think like a scientist and en engineer
    WAIT! There is more!
  • 19. Who Should Be a Part of Nestle Robotics Club?
    Students who...
    • Are responsible
    • 20. Are creative
    • 21. Can work on a team
    • 22. Have good grades in Math and Science
  • Count me in! What do I do to enroll?
    Pick up the handout from your teacher, read it, and discuss it with your parents.
    Look at the schedule included in your packet and make sure that you can come on ALL the dates mentioned in the handout.
    Fill out RC Engineer application
    Sign the RC Engineer Commitment Contract
    Turn in your application along with the Commitment Contract on or before Thursday, October 15.
  • 23. Due on October 15,
    Thursday
  • 24. Other Information
  • 25. We can enroll 24 students only at this time (out of about 170 students in fourth and fifth grades)
    The rest of the students will be placed on the waiting list.
    Students who miss a meeting will have to leave the Club, and a new student on the waiting list will be placed instead of him or her.
    Questions?