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  1. 1. SHRINKING ROBOTS!
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Learn about robots and nanobots </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a robot? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How small can robots be? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is a nanobot? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are nanobots real? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make a pretend robot </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a robot?
  4. 4. Robots are machines that can sense, plan, and act
  5. 5. How small can robots be?
  6. 7. Are there robots the size of a child ? 1m
  7. 8. Yes! There robots the size of a child! 1m
  8. 9. Mars rover
  9. 10. Humanoid robot
  10. 11. Factory robot
  11. 12. Are there robots the size of a hand ? 10cm
  12. 13. Yes! There robots the size of a hand! 10cm
  13. 14. Vacuuming robot
  14. 15. Climbing robot
  15. 16. Swarming robot
  16. 17. Are there robots the size of a finger ? 1cm
  17. 18. Yes! There robots the size of a finger! 1cm
  18. 19. Crawling robot
  19. 20. Medical robot
  20. 21. Flying robot
  21. 22. Are there robots the size of a freckle or hair ? .1mm 1mm
  22. 23. Yes! There robots the size of a freckle or hair! .1mm 1mm
  23. 24. Soccer robots
  24. 25. Smallest robot!
  25. 26. What are nanobots? Are they real?
  26. 27. Nanobots would be very, very small robots! <ul><li>The size of cells or molecules </li></ul><ul><li>Able to sense, plan, and act </li></ul>
  27. 28. Nano is very, very small <ul><li>A nanometer is a billionth of a meter </li></ul><ul><li>Molecules are nanometers across </li></ul>
  28. 29. Are there robots the size of a cell or molecule ? 1nm 1µm
  29. 30. NO! There are no robots the size of a cell or molecule! These are pictures of imaginary robots! 1nm 1µm
  30. 31. Nanocars (not robots)
  31. 32. Review <ul><li>What is a robot? </li></ul><ul><li>How small can robots be? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a nanobot? </li></ul><ul><li>Are nanobots real? </li></ul>
  32. 33. Make a robot! My robot’s name is… Its job is… It’s as big as… It’s controlled by… It’s powered by…
  33. 34. Image and video credits NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory American Honda Motor Co., Inc © FANUC Robotics Sciencenter Mark Cutkosky, Stanford University James McLurkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  34. 35. Image and video credits Cameron Riviere, Carnegie Mellon University Sandia National Laboratories Ronald Fearing, University of California Berkeley Bradley Nelson, ETH Zürich Chytra Pawashe, Carnegie Mellon University Bruce Donald, Duke University
  35. 36. Image and video credits Coneyl Jay James Tour, Rice University Philip Van Nederwelde and E-Spaces Forrest Bishop and Foresight Nanotech Institute Tim Fonseca Antonio Siber, Institute of Physics, Zagreb
  36. 37. Image and video credits Emily Maletz and Sciencenter www.istockkphoto.com © Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc. Public domain
  37. 38. This project was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0532536. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

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