All About Robots

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All about RobotsAll About Robots is a set of web pages which may be used during a project study about modern technology. As well as many fascinating facts there are programs to help children learn all about how to program them.

More About Robots

“A robot is a machine or a computer program which seems to have a life of its own. They can come in many forms.” (Fact Monster – Robot)

Britannica Kids – Gives us a useful ‘Robot’ video.

Youth Online – This site gives us a set of Robot Facts“A robot is a machine that does tasks without the help of a person. Many people think of robots as machines that look and act like people. Most robots, though, do not look like people. And robots do only what a person has built them to do.” (Youth Online) The webpage gives some idea of how robots work, how they are used and a little of their history.

National Geographic shares this video below:

Brightside – This site has a page of Robot Facts that leads on to other pages covering Can Robots think, Robot teacher and Robot Surgeons.

Stemworks – Offers a set of Robotic Activities which includes Making a Smart Umbrella, A rubber band racer, programming a friend, a sketching gadget, a hovercraft, a mechanical grabber and many more exciting projects.

ScienceKids – Provides a really useful webpage ‘Robots for Kids’. It has lots of information, facts, videos, games, quizzes and much more besides.

BrainPop – Shares a freely accessible video about Robots.


Robot Teaching Aids:

The Robotics Alliance Project run by Nasa has collected together a comprehensive list of the web sites, resources and contact information which help to teach children to program robots.