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Slides designed to accompany "How Robots Work" reading, available elsewhere on SlideShare.

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  1. 1. Licensed under Robots  These nine slides are meant to accompany the reading, How Robots Work, also available under a Creative Commons license on SlideShare. They can be brought onscreen as you see fit while the students are reading the text. Perhaps you can add some additional slides--see below.  These slides are covered by a Creative Commons license, the terms of which are explained in English here and in German here.  You are free to share (copy, distribute, and transmit) these slides and adapt them, under the following conditions:  You must attribute the work by placing Harvey Utech’s name with appropriate text (e.g. based on the original by Harvey Utech) on either the first or last slide of your presentation. You must also leave the logo for the Creative Commons license on each slide.  This presentation may not be used for commercial purposes.  If you alter, transform or build upon this presentation, you may distribute the resulting presentation only under the same or similar license to this one.  Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get Harvey Utech’s permission (  I do not present these slides as representing the last word on this subject. I know they can be improved and I welcome any and all attempts to do so. If you do make modifications, please post the revised slides on SlideShare and let me know via a message on LinkedIn so that I can incorporate your changes, with attribution of course, into this presentation. Thank you.  When you are ready to use these slides, simply delete this cover slide.  Thank you for using this presentation and helping me improve it. Robots 1
  2. 2. Licensed under Robots Robots 2
  3. 3. Licensed under How Robots Work  R2D2 (Star Wars)  Industrial Robots  Data (Star Trek)  Mars Rover (NASA)  HAL (Movie: “2001”)  Robomower  LEGO Robotics Kits Robots 3
  4. 4. Licensed under How Hydraulics Works Produce Force (900 lbs) Pistons A = πr2 Cylinders Robots 4
  5. 5. Licensed under Robotic Arm end effector  How Articulated Robot Arms Work  BMW Berlin Plant Robots 5
  6. 6. Licensed under Robotic Hand Robotic Hand Demo Awesome Robot Ride Robots 6
  7. 7. Licensed under Mobile Robots Robots 7
  8. 8. Licensed under Homebrew Robots  Battlebots  Robocup  RoboCup is a an international joint project to foster AI and intelligent robotics research by providing a standard problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined.  GOAL: By the year 2050, develop a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots that can win against the human world soccer champion team.  Great Goalkeeping  Rovio Robots 8
  9. 9. Licensed under Robots and Artificial Intelligence  Solving Rubrick’s Cube  Robot Housekeeper  MIT Friendly Robot Robots 9
  10. 10. Licensed under Artificial Intelligence at the Movies  2001: A Space Odyssey  AI  Bicentennial Man  Blade Runner  Demon Seed  The Matrix  Short Circuit  The Terminator  Westworld Robots 10