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QUIZ
Introduction to Robotics: Part 1 Overview
1. Who first introduced the word robot?
a. Isaac Asimov
b. Karel Capek
c. Isaac Newton
d. R2-D2

2. Where was the term robotics first used?


a. On the set of Star Trek
b. In a GM industrial plant
c. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
d. In science fiction stories

3. What was the purpose of Asimovs Laws of Robotics?


a. To insure that robots always serve mankind
b. To insure that robots become our masters
c. To insure that robots become sentient
d. To insure that the military never gains control of robots

4. Which of the following is NOT a fictional robot?


a. R2-D2
b. The Unimate
c. The Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Terminator
d. Lieutenant Commander Data

5. What do industrial robots look like?


a. Humanoid with legs and arms
b. A small vacuum cleaner
c. A multi-jointed arm with a fixed base
d. A soft, furry pet

6. Which engineering field would specialize in an understanding of robotic


motion?
a. Electrical Engineering
b. Mechanical Engineering
c. Industrial Engineering
d. Civil Engineering

7. Which engineering field would specialize in an understanding of


manufacturing processes?
a. Electrical Engineering
b. Mechanical Engineering
c. Industrial Engineering
d. Civil Engineering

8. Which engineering field would specialize in an understanding of robotic


control systems?
a. Electrical Engineering
b. Mechanical Engineering
c. Industrial Engineering
d. Civil Engineering

9. True or false: women are not suitable for jobs involving robotics.
False

10. Which of the following statements is true?


a. All robots are intelligent
b. All robots act like humans
c. All robots are controlled remotely
d. All robots are electromechanical machines using electronic programming

11. Which of the following systems uses motors and gears?


a. The structural system
b. The propulsion system
c. The sensor and feedback system
d. The control system

12. The microcontroller is part of which of the following systems?


a. The structural system
b. The propulsion system
c. The sensor and feedback system
d. The control system

13. Which of the following systems provide support and stability?


a. The structural system
b. The propulsion system
c. The sensor and feedback system
d. The control system

14. Which of the following systems use a transducer?


a. The structural system
b. The propulsion system
c. The sensor and feedback system
d. The control system

15. Where are tethered robots used most often?


a. In an industrial plant
b. In a student robot
c. In military applications
d. In automotive applications

16. Which of the following is the most common source of power for a
student robot?
a. Alternating Current
b. Batteries
c. Pneumatics
d. Hydraulics

17. Which of the following does not need a power source to operate?
a. The propulsion system
b. The control system
c. The sensor and feedback system
d. The structural system

18. List three common robotic applications jobs that are:


1. Manufacturing Auto parts
2. Cleaning up messes
3.

19. List three benefits of robot use in industry.


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20. Describe the types of jobs where robots replace human workers.
-Dirty, dangerous, or repetitive
21. Describe the types of jobs created by industry use of robots.
It makes jobs for people to operate and maintain the robots
22. Describe three features of a robot.
1. a mechanical device that can move
2. uses a microcontroller
3. requires a computer program
23. Describe how robots have evolved.
Robots have evolved from being mechanical arm-like structures, to
some that are able to be real prosthetic arms for people.