Robotics for School Kids Level I (Age 10+)
What is a ROBOT?
There is a misconception that a Robot is a replica of a human, because it portrays, behaves, acts and resembles human beings in appearance or performs functions in a humanlike manner. A robot is a virtual or mechanical artificial agent. In practice, it is usually an electro-mechanical machine which is guided by computer or electronic programming, and is thus able to do tasks on its own. It is also mechanized to reduce human efforts.
Some robots are built to look like people. They have arms, legs, a head and a body. Some even have faces and hair and wear clothes! Other robots are only an arm or hand, if that is all that is necessary to perform their work. In outer space, a robotic arm is usually all that is needed.
The people-type robots can be given "eyes" to see. Actually, the eyes are sensors to keep the robot from bumping into things. Sensors can be "ears," so the robot can obey commands, or sensors can be put into the robot's fingers so it can "feel" what it is holding.
But some robots can recognize cues from a person's behavior and respond to them. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
Robots are widely used in manufacturing, assembly and packing, transport, earth and space exploration, surgery, weaponry, laboratory research, and mass production of consumer and industrial goods.
Today, robots are useful for both work and entertainment, and they will be used for many more things in the future!
All of these are basically robots.They all are of different thought.
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The basic components of a Level 1 robot are as follows
1.Wired Control Robot:
“Robots controlled with an attached wire onto the switches used to move the robot for specific task”.
~Introduction To Robots
~The Early Stage
~Different Levels of Control
~Basic Parts of a Robots
~Types Of Motors
~Dc Motors: Construction & Characteristics
~Gears, Spur & Pinion
~Types of Switches
~Hands On Session For development of a Wired Robo
"Robots controlled through a remote .Now you need not move along with the robot while its navigation”.
~Techniques and Applications
~Concept of Parallel to Serial Conversion
~RF Transmission and Reception concepts
~What is Modulation?
~4-bit Holtek Encoders and Decoders Address
~Protection Problem of Latching?
~DC Motor Drivers
~H-Bridge Motor Drive
“Robots controlled through your mobile key pad”.
~Use of DTMF Module
1.General Purpose robotic vehicle chassis.
3.DPDT Switches / 4 in 1 Transmitter Remote Box.
10.RF encoder & decoder ICs.
11.RF Modules of 434 MHz/315MHz.
12.The Multi-controlled Receiver circuit board.
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