Personal Robot or Not: I Robot

1397 WordsJul 12, 20186 Pages
Think ten years into the future, as you come home from work and the house has been cleaned, the kids have started their homework, and dinner is almost finished. After dinner you sit back and relax as your children are put to bed and the kitchen is cleaned, soon you go take a bath that has already been prepared for you. Your personal robot completing the long list of chores you left for it has plugged itself in for the night and will be ready for more work tomorrow. Domestic robots or service robots are machines designed to accomplish household chores. These robots are slowly becoming more and more popular in our growing world. “Starting from humble beginnings in the middle of the twentieth century, the field has seen great successes in…show more content…
More recently a robot called Nao has been introduced into the market, Nao is capable of standing back up if they fall, putting themselves to sleep, sensing your moods, and even reenacting Shakespeare. Now to the average person standing up is no difficulty, but robots need to calculate their weight and counter themselves in order to stand. Nao is a major jump in domestic robots, although small it is capable of so much more than anything before it. Nao is a robot specializing in teaching and assistance. Nao’s primary use is in education and learning. It is a robot designed to look humanlike, while still containing substantial differences from a human. While Nao is constantly being updated and revised it is already being used in public. Nao is a teacher; helping educators in primary school as well as special education, and even research. Nao’s mission as a teacher is to introduce younger generations to a new piece of technology, something more than just fancy screens with games on them. Nao understands all basic concepts of schooling and can help students with math, reading, geography and more. At higher levels students can add new programs to Nao, define how it acts or what it does; teaching Nao how to interact with human-designed objects. Ask Nao is a package offered by the developers and is specifically for assisting teachers with their work in helping special education students. Nao can work with students on
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