1. Herbie can read and he is a matematical genious.
2 . Herbies lies to everyone because he was created not do hurt human.
3. The robot just wants to answer what they want to hear.
4. Susan Calvin destroyed Herbie because he’s a liar. She accused him of lying.
Alfred Lanning, Peter Bogert, Milton Ashe are mathematicians who have creted a robot called Herbie. This robot can read, he’s a methematical genius and he can’t hurt anybody. All the doctors think that Herbie has a problem. Everybody interrogated the robot to discover the problem.The problem of the robot is that he lies all the time, and to everybody. Susan Calvin makes him crazy bacause she asks him a problem which he is not able to aswer . Consequently, she destroys his brain.
Antoine and Natalia.
As a conclusion, we have learnt a lot of vocabulary about robots and how to program them. In this MID, we have also learnt how to record a radio show.
We have liked to build the robot because it was very interesting. Writing a blog was a good experience because we had never made one before.
Marine and Zhangru
Today, we have continued the blog and sometimes helped other groups. Then, we have read the story Liar from the autor Isaac Asimov.
Today, we have written a short article about the scene of the interrogation in the movie I, Robot and one about the robots in Star Wars on the blog.
The saga Star Wars, by Georges Lucas, was composed of three films between 1977 and 1983. But between 1999 and 2005, three other films were made. They are science fiction films and they are a lot of robots.
For example, there is C-3PO, a humanoid robot, his specialty is to translate every languages. He was created by Anakin Skywalker, a Jedi, when he was child.
R2-D2 is a little robot, but he is not humanoid. He assits the pilots and repairs flying ships. In the first episode, he belonged to Padme Amidala, the princess. In episodes 2 and 3, he belonged to Anakin Skywalker. And In episodes 4, 5 and 6, he belonged to the son of Anakin : Luke Skywalker.
Antoine et Zhangru
We have programmed the NXT robot and after we tested the robot.
Marine and Zhangru started the blog, they write the presentation of the group, NXT project and the beginning of the article on the movie “I, Robot”. Natalia wrote an article to summary the interrogation scene in the movie I robot.
Today, we have chosen what robot we would like to create. We have chosen the Ball Shooter. Because as we have said in our NXT presentation, it is easy to build and to program. After, we have begun to search the pieces of the robot.
We have dicovered the arm of our robot.
After, we have begun to put the components on or in this arm.
And again, and again,…
Until we finished the robot.
Writer : Marine
Pictures by Natalia
The scene takes place in office building, in New-York or an American city in the future. There are two policemen, they are angry. There are speaking about a robot named Sonny. He might have comited Dr Lanning’s crime or he’s guilty of something. Spooner, a detective, thinks Dr Laning taught Sonny human emotions and he became mean. So he killed the doctor. Spooner says robots are not human.
In the scene of interrogation one the one hand we think the robot might not have killed Dr Lanning because the robot says he doesn’t know why the doctor wanted to die. On the other hand we think the robot might have helped the doctor because he says “Did I do something? ” so maybe the robot has killed the doctor because the doctor wanted to die.
In this scene the author suggests the robot can be a killer, Sonny killded Dr Lanning. We agree this theory because we can lose control of the robot, and it may actions that we do not want for example kill people. As Spooner we think the robot should not be considered as human.
His name is Ball Shooter. It’s simple to build. It throws little balls with different colours. For this robot, we need a motor, a program and balls. We have chosen this robot because it’s very funny, there are not so many components and it is not so hard to build and program.
Our operating robot:
Antoine, Marine, Natalia and Zhangru
We are four in this group: three french pupils, who calls Antoine, Marine and Natalia, and one Chinese girl. Her name is Zhangru. We are in 2nd B in LP2I (Lycée Pilote Innovant International) in France. We work in Euro-class Science of Engineering/ English about an NXT project, our robot calls Ball Shooter.
Antoine, Marine, Natalia and Zhangru