It is hard to define what a robot actually is. A robot may befined as ” an autonomous machine capable of sensing its environment, carrying out computations to make decisions, and performing actions in the real world” (IEEE Spectrum Robots App), but no definition is perfect. However,robots can typically do three things: sense, think and act.
Robots for iPad is a free (limited time) app that allows students to explore what robot are and different types of robots in an interactive way. Using the app, students can select a robot, read information about the robot, view the robot in interactive mode and view photos and videos of the robot in action. Students can even read/watch the latest news and featured articles from IEEE Spectrum daily. Below is a short video demonstration of the app:
Not available for Android.