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In this week's 'Lego All-Stars' we took a learning journey to meet a builder of robots, Dr Jun-Ho,
A robot is a machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically.
Robots can be guided by an external control device or the control may be embedded within. Robots may be constructed on the lines of human form, but most robots are machines designed to perform a particular task.
Dr Jun-Ho helped to develop HUBO a series of robots that led the field of robotics.
The Lego All-Stars then watched another robot called 'ATLAS' in action. He can walk through snow, open doors, pick up heavy boxes and pick himself up if he falls over.
Watching ATLAS at work gave our Lego builders a lot of great ideas on what sort of robot they wanted to build.
They then began to build robots of all sorts of sizes and functions. There were robots that helped older people make tea, carry things that are too heavy for humans to carry, rescue people who had got hurt or needed transport and two could even fly. One robot was a 'Pirate Robot' that could dive underwater and look for treasure.
The amazing thing is - we have robotics around us all the time. From drones above our heads to the ones that work in Amazon warehouses collecting and collating our goods. In factories robots build cars and help to produce our food.
So if you thought robots were the stuff of Science Fiction then think again. Our STEM Lego All-Stars can tell you just how important robots are.
Will robots ever take over our world?
Well, that depends on how much the world comes to rely on them and whether we wish them to do all the work rather than ourselves.
What do you think about 'Robots'?
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