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Science: Robotics

These sites explain the basic concepts of robotics and discuss the history and the future of this industry. Play interactive games, manipulate and build your own online robot. Includes hands-on activity ideas and a link to an eThemes Resource on inventions.

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This site has information about the development of robots, plus vocabulary words and suggested readings. There are many photographs of robots and links to NASA sites on robots.
Read about different types of robots at The Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics.
Learn the basic parts of a robot and discover what "machine learning," means.
This site has a lot of information about robots. Click on "RoboSim - Arm Simulator" to build your own online robot. NOTE: Avoid the chat room, which might not be moderated.
This student-created site explains the basic concepts of robotics.
This student-created site is dedicated to the evolution of robots and includes timelines. Learn about the theory of robotics and important people who contributed to the field. There is also information about robots and the media.
This site includes a series of lesson plans about robots.
Play some interactive technogames and view pictures and videos of various robots. You may even build your own robot. NOTE: The "Communicate" link at the top leads to message boards.
This site explains how robots work. NOTE: The site had pop-up ads.
Check out cool robot projects, learn about the different types of robots and take robot challenges.
This site explains the concept of robotics. This is from an encyclopedia entry.
This resource provides information on various inventions and inventors. Learn about scientific and just for fun inventions. Play games and answer trivia questions about inventions and patents.
Read about robots being used to defuse bombs. Includes videos you can watch.
Explore these links to find out more about the different robots being used by NASA.

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