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Question 1 of 19
Which of the following is not considered a robot?
... Robots are machines programmed to follow a specific set of instructions.
Question 2 of 19
A person with a mechanical pacemaker can be considered a what?
... Cyborgs are organisms with both natural/biological and mechanical or robotic parts.
Question 3 of 19
Which of the following housecleaning robots is available to consumers?
... Roomba vacuums floors, and its sister products scrub floors (Scooba), and clean gutters (Looj).
Question 4 of 19
What robotic technology has Honda been perfecting?
... Honda's ASIMO has the ability to help humans with an extra set of eyes, ears, hands and legs.
Question 5 of 19
Which function is not performed by Humanoid robots, yet?
... ASIMO, a humanoid robot has the capability to run, climb stairs and navigate around objects.
Question 6 of 19
Which type of robot looks most like a human?
... Androids, refined versions of humanoids, are intended to look as much like a person as humanly as possible.
Question 7 of 19
What is Japan's robot Enryu, the 'rescue dragon,' capable of doing?
... Enryu was built to assist in rescue efforts that are the result of disasters such as earthquakes and avalanches.
Question 8 of 19
In the cartoon 'The Jetsons,' what is the name of the robot who cleans the house?
... Rosie was the efficient, sometimes bossy, household robot employed by the space-aged cartoon family, the Jetsons.
Question 9 of 19
What are the names of the robots currently exploring Mars?
... NASA sent the two space rovers Spirit and Opportunity to Mars in the summer of 2003.
Question 10 of 19
What is unique about the Mars rovers?
... Expected to last just three months, the intrepid Spirit and Opportunity are still going strong.
Question 11 of 19
How are robots used in the operating room?
... Surgeons are seated at a console, controlling four robotic arms outfitted with micro-instruments, which replicate the surgeon's hands with greater precision.
Question 12 of 19
Who invented the first robot?
... Believe it or not, Leonardo da Vinci created the first robot in 1495.
Question 13 of 19
What has been one of the most popular audio-animictronic shows at Disneyland since the 1960s?
... Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, which began operation in 1965, features an audio-animictronic life-like Abe whose head and face alone have 20 functions.
Question 14 of 19
How have robots changed the manufacturing industry?
... Their agility, speed, and ability to lift massive weight spawned changes in manufacturing.
Question 15 of 19
Elektro, the robot that debuted at the 1939 New York World's Fair, could do which of the following?
... Electro entertained audiences by answering questions, walking across the stage and even smoking.
Question 16 of 19
What was Elektro's robot dog's name?
... Elektro's dog Sparko could bark, beg and wag his tail.
Question 17 of 19
What was the talent of the Digesting Duck, which debuted in 1739?
... Although the duck appeared to complete the cycle of digestion, turning grain into waste was just an illusion.
Question 18 of 19
What is unique about Kitt the robot in TV's Knight Rider?
... Kitt is smooth-talking, self-driving muscle car from the early 1980s drama.
Question 19 of 19
Which robot(s) did not appear in Star Wars movies?
... ED-209 was from the movie 'Robocop.'
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