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Top 10 robot stories of 2015

19 January 2016

Robot.

Robots became more adaptable then ever before in 2015. Now, they can ride motorcycles, automate hotel concierge, and cook you dinner. A hotel staffed by robots and robotic insects that can jump off a water surface are just a couple of the lead innovations.

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Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technological outcomes

Use this and other examples to describe how particular technological outcomes have changed over time and identify if this resulted in changing how people do things.

 

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Characteristics of technological outcomes

Use this and other examples to justify the fitness for purpose of technological outcomes in terms of their physical and functional nature and socio-technological environment/s they are used within.

 

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Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technology involves people designing and making technological outcomes for an identified purpose.  1
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to discuss why technology can challenge people’s views of what it is to be ‘human’. 8

 

 

 Image courtesy of missisya at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

Image courtesy of missisya/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Keywords: robots, innovation 2015, characteristics of technological outcomes, characteristics of technology

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