But overall, this has been a great experience for me. It started out with Mr. Force coming in to give us a basic understanding about the robot and how they work. He told us about the hummingbird (motherboard), and how servos, motors, and lights work. He even told us how to put in the wire from the attachments to the hummingbird. (Which ended up being very useful) He also showed us how to program the robots on the app of the robot computers.
Rinaudo involved the audience by having someone who was sitting in the front row control the robot. Rinaudo signals that his speech is concluding when he states “I want to finish by telling you” and proceeds to conclude his speech. He reiterates his main idea about how his company is pushing to continue to design small robots. Throughout the speech Rinaudo did an excellent job with his body language, his eye contact with the audience, and the projection of his voice. His gestures were good but not too distracting.
Robots: A Hero’s Journey If there is a story, there will be a hero. A hero usually takes center stage in a work and entertains the audience with their spectacular characterization that illuminates them to be far more engaging than the remainder of the cast. Most heroes fall into a mold that transcribes them with a society’s desired traits. Often times a hero gleams with characteristics of being brave, charismatic, funny, driven, and just. One could look anywhere to locate a hero, yet the movie Robots offers up an elite example heroism with the main character Rodney.
In “Better than Human”, Kelly mentions that it will be a trend for robots to replace humans on most, or even every working position in the near future as a outcome of the development of automaton-related technology. “We need to let robots take over”, Kelly assures, “they will do jobs we have been doing, and do them much better than we can (Kelly 311)”. With his observation of the invention of Baxter, he is persuaded in a great extent that humans will acquire new jobs as their old jobs get replaced by automatons. This newly invented robot surprisingly contains several epochal features, disregarding its extremely low price compared to its predecessors. With its benefits, Baxter can be promoted easily and applied to many industries, decreasing the costs of production and even re-generating the market eventually.
Dick observes that throughout his career he has been preoccupied with the question, “What constitutes the authentic human being?” How is this question explored in the text? In Philip Dick’s 1968 novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’, a significant idea is the constitution of pure humanity. This pervades throughout the story, and indeed Philip Dick’s writing career. The protagonist Rick Deckard’s actions are a notable element used to explore this question; his systematic attempts to quantify an ‘authentic human’ demonstrate how humans, and by extension androids, can be complex and variable in their actions and values. Key motifs in the story also examine this topic, establishing that it is a prevalent theme that is not limited to one
Science Fiction makes it easy for people to understand the world that they are living in. It also allows people to interact with their world in a way that they cannot through the use of their basic knowledge and understanding. The aid provided by Science Fiction allows people to fulfil their needs of communication, and creativity. Some scientific man-made objects, such as robotics, offer help or fulfil the demands of the once who brought them into existence. Through programming, robotics can do anything that the owner wants it to do provided it is programmed to do so.
The main argument Kevin Kelly estates is how the development of technology, robots to be precise, has the possibility to expand many possibilities in human's lifestyle. This doesn't necessarily means robots take control over everything, since new jobs and ideas are the results of this progress over time. Kelly view robots as an effective process that would make the human race not only achieve their everyday life goals in a simpler way, but also throughout the years new activities and goals could be perceive caused by machines. In today's culture, we are familiarize with machines, our tasks have been easy to achieve and we have much more time to do other things thanks to this. Baxter, a revolutionary workbot designed by Rodney Brooks, is an example for what could be the future alongside humans.
In the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick, empathy is an important motive throughout the novel. Technology has advanced so far to the point that androids are able to replicate human emotions so well that humans themselves begin to question whether the emotions they feel are real. Throughout the novel you see the struggle of man vs. machine and what their place is in society, and how their placement in society is defined by their empathy. In society humans have a higher social status than androids because they understand empathy. Personally, I believe that androids are not capable of feeling empathy towards others however, I feel humans using technology to feel empathy makes us more like
In Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, there are many fascinating points made throughout the book. The connection of the creature and the future of robotics is extremely strong throughout. The book frankenstein provides great information and an ideal plotline of a creature. Soon enough, robots will possibly become superior to us humans because of the scientists creating realistic body features. These scientists have been focusing on three specific laws for the past sixty some years while looking at different points to think about in the process of creating such a life changing creature.
Understanding technology has always been a strong point as I grew up in a home with a computer programmer/repairman who taught me to always be open to new technologies. I’d say that overall my strengths surprised me the most, but that is a good