Active Time
10-20 minutes
Total Project Time
10-20 minutes
Key Concepts
Robotics, programming
A peanut butter sandwich made by a robot with jars of jelly and peanut butter

Introduction

Have you ever wanted a robot assistant that could do all your household chores? Science fiction has been showing us such robots for decades, but they're still not available! What's taking so long? In this project you will investigate some of the challenges in programming a "robot" to do a simple household task, such as making a sandwich.

Credits

Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
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Materials

  • Bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Knife
  • Plate
  • Paper towels
  • Volunteer
  • Pencil and paper
  • Surface that can tolerate a little bit of mess

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Active Time
10-20 minutes
Total Project Time
10-20 minutes
Key Concepts
Robotics, programming
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