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To Mr. Thompson's Class:

I like the drawings of your design. Showing the robot in two different
ways helps me understand your design.
Having a robot with two arms means that it can do many things that a robot
with one arm can't do. If you built the robot with arms where they are,
would it be able to change the tools? You might try using your arms like
the robot's arms and see if you can do all of the things you want the
robot to do. Remember, your robot's arms only bend in one place, so no

With all of the tools and cameras and wheels, what tasks could the robot
do for the astronauts? How would the astronauts tell the robot what to do?
What would happen if the robot didn't understand what the astronaut told
it to do?

Remember that the space station modules are only 8 feet by 8 feet by 20
feet. How big is your robot? How heavy is it? You drew it as a box, so it
has at least eight pointy edges. What would happen if those edges hit a
person or other objects?
Feel free to ask us more questions. The best way to solve a problem is to
really understand it. I look forward to seeing your next design.

-- Salvatore Domenick Desiano
Research Scientist


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