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RoboSnail

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Title:

RoboSnail

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/eng06.sci.engin.systems.robosnail/robosnail/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

A team from the Mechanical Engineering Department studies snail movement for inspiration that may lead to new emerging technologies of robotic locomotion in this video segment adapted from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the field of robotic locomotion, designers are finding the study of animal and insect movement an exciting area of research. Inspired by nature, these designers are creating robots that are extremely nimble and capable of moving over a variety of surfaces, such as rough terrain, steep inclines, and even vertical walls. This video comes with discussion questions.

Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 6
15) Identify emerging technologies in computing.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • research and report on emerging technologies and their possible impacts on mankind.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • how to research for emerging technologies.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • gather information about new products.
  • share information in a legal and responsible way.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • technology is ever
  • changing.
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 7
14) Discuss current events related to emerging technologies in computing and the effects such events have on individuals and the global society.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • identify emerging technologies and share impacts to society.
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • all technologies impact society in some way.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • identify impacts of emerging technologies.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • emerging technologies can have both positive and negative impacts to societies (Ex: a technology can improve efficiency but reduce the number of jobs available).
Tags: robot, technology
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AccessibilityVideo resources: includes closed captioning or subtitles
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Author: Stephanie Carver