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01 - What is a Robot?

 1. Robots are essentially ________. There are lots of types of robots. They move in different ways and do all kinds of jobs.
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  animals

  alive

  humans

  machines

 2. Because a robot is not alive, we have to ________ it to do things. It only does what we tell it to do

  encourage

  program/code

  motivate

  kill

 3. A robot can also be described as "an artificial agent", meaning it acts as a substitute for a person, doing things it is designed for.

  True

  False

 4. Robots are usually machines __________ by a computer program or electronic circuitry. They may be directly controlled by humans.

  controlled

  found

  covered

  eaten

 5. Most robots do a specific job, and they ______________ like humans. They can come in many forms

  love, adore and

  do not always look

  always look

  never look

 6. Many __________ use robots to do hard work quickly and without many mistakes. They do not look like people and perform tasks. These are 'industrial' robots
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  internal organs

  musical instruments

  factories

  grandparents

 7. A few robots do surgery in places inside the body where a human hand is too big.

  FALSE

  TRUE

 8. Planet ______ are robots for exploring distant planets.

  rovers

  dogs

  boxes

  midgets

 9. The quadrupedal military robot Cheetah, an evolution of BigDog (pictured), was clocked as the world's fastest legged robot in 2012.
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  TRUE

  FALSE

 10. An ________, or robot designed to resemble a human, can appear comforting to some people and disturbing to others
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  humanoid

  humanbot

  bitcoinoid

  android