What Do We Use Robots For?

What task does the robot perform? What human function or task does this robot simulate?

the MAARS robot performs task in war. it helps the soldiers by detecting mines hidden in the ground. It also can have an arm and a weapon on it.

Where is the robot used? What is its work envelope (how many degrees of freedom or flexible joints does it have)?

MAARS is used anywhere U.S is fighting. MAARS can only performed what tasks were programmed on to it as well as its remote control.

Is the robotic end effect or multi-functional? If so, what other tasks can it perform?

  • The MAARS can used lethally and non-lethally
  • The MAARS can be used day or night due to it's day and night cameras

How is the robot taught to perform its task?

its controlled by an operator or somebody else. ii can't be taught to go on its own since all terrain is different.

What sensors does the robot have and how does the robot use these sensors?

  • The MAARS has many different types of sensors as day and night cameras to perform in both times of the day.
  • It also has motion detectors so that Knows what its shooting at.
  • it also has a hostile fire detection system to know if it was being attacked.

Name some advantages and disadvantages of using a robot to complete this task.


Its able to go on a different terrain(s) and Able to detect minds hidden in the ground.


Its has to be remotely controlled instead of being able its go on its own and It could malfunction and break in the process.

Describe the impact that this robot has had or could have on its intended audience.

MAARS is a military exploration robot. This robot helps the armed forces by doing things that is unsafe for humans, like scoping out an area to see if there are any hidden mines or anythings of the sort. This helps the soldiers because it saves lives. It saves lives because before military exploration robots humans had to go and scope out an area, Which could end in death. The robot can also be armed lethally and nonlethal and then sent into battle. This robot has a Huge impact on the armed Forces!

What type of jobs/careers can this robot create to provide employment for people?

It provides employment for robot specialist. The MAARS does this Because for the robot to be made you have someone to make it. It also creates employment for people who can work robots well, because in order for you to operate the robot you will need an operator. Also MAARS opens up jobs for programmer's because in order for the robot to work appropriately you will need it to be programmed properly.

Predict and explain how this robot may be altered to perform more or different tasks in the future.

This robot could be changed to do lots of things. it could come programmed with simple house controls such as mowing the lawn and help around your house. It could also be attached with multiple arms and a live video feed of a person and become a human like robots. Also, the treads could be replaced with submarine air tanks and become an underwater surveillance robot.
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