Robotics

Fun Stuff


Take a break from all the programming and engineering to play fun robot-themed jokes, learn interesting robot trivia and discover fun facts.

ROBOT-THEMED GAMES ON BOYSLIFE.ORG

Dredd Speed and the Robot Rebellion
Robots have gone mad and Space Scout Dredd Speed (who else?!) must save the day.

 

Ollie Goes to Town
Ollie is back, and this time the ricocheting robot is ready for a night out in RoboTown. Help him collect nuts, learn combos, find microchips and impress the other robots.

 

Dangerbot’s Disaster Dash
Help Dangerbot navigate mazes and solve puzzles to disable a dangerous device. No job is too dangerous for Dangerbot.

 

Ollie’s Outboard Adventure
Ollie the ricocheting robot has to bounce and bump his way through 32 levels to recover all of his missing parts. Test your skill by going for one of four medals available at each level.

 

Robots vs. Aliens Chess
Can you beat the computer? It’s a battle for checkmate in this online chess game.

 

Nano Factory
Enter the Nano robot fabrication plant and help guide the mold used to create the nano creatures to its destination. Avoid obstacles along the way and earn a gold status by using the fewest number of moves possible in this puzzler. For more levels, visit HexBug’s Hand & Stars website.


GAMES AND ACTIVITIES FROM AROUND THE WEB

Planet H99
Explore Planet H99 using your programming skills and virtual robots! In this virtual world developed by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, your job is to program the robots to perform the many tasks necessary to sustain a colony. Requires download.

 

NASA Kids’ Club
Fun space and robot-themed games, coloring pages, pictures and more.

 

Comments about “Fun Stuff”

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    scary

  2. RANDOM GUY says:

    I WANT THE MERIT badge

  3. tony the tiger says:

    The’re Great

  4. I WANT A 3DS says:

    STILL WANT ONE

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  • 1. Safety. Do each of the following:
      a. Explain to your counselor the most likely hazards you may encounter while working with robots and what you should do to anticipate, mitigate and prevent, and respond to these hazards. Describe the appropriate safety gear and clothing that should be used when working with robotics.
      b. Discuss first aid and prevention for the types of injuries that could occur while participating in robotics activities and competitions, including cuts, eye injuries, and burns (chemical or heat).

    2. Robotics industry. Discuss the following with your counselor:
      a. The kinds of things robots can do and how robots are best used today.
      b. The similarities and differences between remote control vehicles, telerobots, and autonomous robots.
      c. Three different methods robots can use to move themselves other than wheels or tracks. Describe when it would be appropriate to use each method.

    3. General knowledge. Discuss with your counselor three of the five major fields of robotics (human-robot interface, mobility, manipulation, programming, sensors) and their importance to robotics development. Discuss either the three fields as they relate to a single robot system OR talk about each field in general. Find pictures and/or at least one video to aid your discussion.

    4. Design, build, program, test. Do each of the following:
      a. With your counselor’s approval, choose a task for the robot or robotic subsystem that you plan to build. Include sensor feedback and programming in the task. Document this information in your robot engineering notebook.
      b. Design your robot. The robot design should use sensors and programming and have at least 2 degrees of freedom. Document the design in your robot engineering notebook using drawings and a written description.
      c. Build a robot or robotic subsystem of your original design to accomplish the task you chose for requirement 4a.
      d. Discuss with your counselor the programming options available for your robot. Then do either option 1 OR option 2.
        (1) Option 1. Program a robot to perform the task you chose for your robot in 4a. Include a sample of your program’s source code in your robot engineering notebook.
        (2) Option 2. Prepare a flow chart of the desired steps to program your robot for accomplishing the task in 4a. Include procedures that show activities based on sensor inputs. Place this in your robot engineering notebook.
      e. Test your robot and record the results in your robot engineering notebook. Include suggestions on how you could improve your robot, as well as pictures or sketches of your finished robot.

    5. Demonstrate. Do the following:
      a. Demonstrate for your counselor the robot you built in requirement 4.
      b. Share your robot engineering notebook with your counselor. Talk about how well your robot accomplished the task, the improvements you would make in your next design, and what you learned about the design process.

    6. Competitions. Do ONE of the following.
      a. Attend a robotics competition and report to your counselor what you saw and learned about the competition and how teams are organized and managed.
      b. Learn about three youth robotics competitions. Tell your counselor about these, including the type of competition, time commitment, age of the participants, and how many teams are involved.

    7. Careers. Name three career opportunities in robotics. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.