Robots and people influence each other.
Explain that a robot is a machine that can sense, plan, and act.
Explain that nanobots would be robots the size of cell or molecules—but they don’t yet exist.
Give examples of some of the things people have created robots to do.
Describe how robots and people influence each other; for example: values shape the kinds of robots we create and use, robots can change the relationships between people, and robots are part of larger systems that include technological, political, social, and environmental components.
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