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Robots - Not Just for Vacuuming Your Floors

Author: 
Ferris, Brian
Issue Date: 
Monday, September 8, 2008
Description: 
Robots are becoming more and more common in everyday applications. Students can learn about programming concepts in a hands-on way with Lego robots. Interactive design is the focus with Lego NXT robots.
Keywords: 
robot, robot competitions, Lego NXT robots, interactive design
Education Levels: 
Middle School
High School
Intended Audience: 
Educator
Type: 
Instructional Material : Lecture/Presentation
Publisher: 
University of Washington, WA
URL: 
http://cs4hs.cs.washington.edu/displayPage.php?path=./content/Resources/...
CSTA Classification: 

CPP.L1:6-05

Construct a program as a set of step-by-step instructions to be acted out (e.g., make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich activity).

CPP.L3A-12

Describe how mathematical and statistical functions, sets, and logic are used in computation.

CC.PS-01

Promotional Ideas, such as for recruiting students and presenting parent information nights

CT.L2-11

Analyze the degree to which a computer model accurately represents the real world.

CD.L2-07

Describe what distinguishes humans from machines, focusing on human intelligence versus machine intelligence and ways we can communicate.

CD.L2-08

Describe ways in which computers use models of intelligent behavior (e.g., robot motion, speech and language understanding, and computer vision).

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