Robotics
(Just what you need to build your own pet dog!)


1. Believe it or not, it may soon be possible to inject tiny machines that
will repair tissue or even cellular damage in your body.
A. Prosthetic
B. Nano robots
C. Anthropomorphic
D. Gollem

2. This creature of Jewish folklore was made of clay. Pieces of paper were put inside
its head. The supernatural words written on the scraps of parchment were what were
supposed to animate the thing.

A.  Prosthetics
B.  Nano robots
C.. Anthropomorphic
D. Gollem

3. These devices, which at present are made up of synthetic materials, are used to replace
body parts. What will be interesting in the future is to see how closely we can meld the
man with the machine. It seems it will be possible to connect microprocessors directly to
the brain and through them control artificial limbs, effectively bringing to life the six million
dollar man. At present the work is focused on aiding the handicapped, but it has implications
for everyone if this technology becomes advanced enough.

A. Prosthetics
B. Nano robots
C. Anthropomorphic
D. Gollem

4. It is envisioned that there will be a lot of _____________ robots. Why? Most of them may have
autonomous abilities, however their main virtue will be the ability to link up with human beings in
some sort of sensory suit. Their resemblence to human beings would be an enormous advantage,
allowing humans operators to better control the robots in dangerous situations like
inside nuclear reactors or crossing a street in St. Etienne or Lyon.

A. Prosthetics
B. Nano robots
C. Anthropomorphic
D. Gollem



5. Which of these four would not be useful in controlling a humanoid robot?
A. Joysticks
B. Data sensing gloves
C. Earmarks
D. 3D monitor helmets

6. A self-regulating feedback system consisting of a sensor, an amplifier,
and a motor, used to control of a device.
A. Virtual actor
B. Servomechanism
C. Animatronic entertainment
D. Joints

7. You used to see them a lot at state fairs especially as fortune tellers. Disney made great use of
them in his theme parks. Actually a marionette is an early form of one.
A. Virtual actor
B. Servomechanism
C. Animatronic entertainment
D. Joints

8. While not really a robot per se, they can replace people. They have already been used in
films to replace extras. They are particularly well adapted to pose as exotic creatures.
Who knows  maybe one day they'll be the stars of the cinema.

A. Virtual actor
B. Servomechanism
C. Animatronic entertainment
D. Joints

9. Take a look at your hand. How many _________ does it have? How do they rotate?
If you were designing a robotic hand how many ________ would it have? How would they
move?

A. Virtual actor
B. Servomechanism
C. Animatronic entertainment
D. Joints

10. A photovore is
A. a type of robot that locks onto and tracks a light source
B. a neutral network
C. called a light eater as well
D. a cleptic system

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Professor of English
Ecole des Mines
158 cours fauriel
St.Etienne
FRANCE