How AIs are Different from Robots
Video to show difference between a robot and AI
In this lesson, students will learn
AI is different from Robots
What Robots can do
What AIs can do
You can have AIs without Robots and Robots without AIs, but combining AI and Robots can be really cool!
Ask the students what they think Robots and AI together can do! What would they build if they can combine an AI and a Robot?
Smart robots that can fight fires
Robots to help elderly people with groceries
Robots to shop for you
Robots that can play games with you
Play a video showing an activity done by a Robot
Play the video below and ask the students which parts are AI and which are robot
The Robot is the part that moves
Seeing the obstacles and skipping them is AI
Seeing the steps and deciding to climb one foot at a time is AI
Actually moving the legs is robot.
(1) What did you see the robot do in the video that is AI?
it avoided the scooter when it went into the house
it was able to see the second robot and decide exactly how to hand the package over
(2) Did you notice that the robot had no head? Why you think that is?
Well, it doesnt need a head the way we do
It probably has one or more cameras on its body
Its brain (the AI) is probably in its body
Lets try an AI that can detect objects
Here is a link that the students can go to do a live object detection activity:
They can point any object in front of their cameras and see if the AI is able to detect the object!