Task compare human systems to digital systems.
If I wanted to make a computer as human as possible what would I need to do? What would I need to include in my computer? How could I use what the computer already has?
View the video above and record in a table the features of a computer. Think about human systems and relate them to computer systems.
What features do we have?
Eyes- to see the outside world
Ears to hear the outside world
Brain to interpret what we see and hear
Physical feeling to transmit information to our brain about outside conditions
|Human||What does it do?||Computer systems||What does it do?|
|Muscular system||Helps our body move by contracting and relaxing||Robotics uses hydraulics and mechanical systems||Allows the movement of limbs.|
|Skeletal system||Provides a structure for the muscles to move and holds our body upright. Protects our soft insides.||Hardware
|Is the physical parts of the computer|
|Brain – command centre||Sends signals from our brain to muscles to move them
Our brain interprets the signals from our senses
|Central processing unit
|Fetching instructions from memory and executing them|
|Nervous system||Transmits signals to and from the brain||networks||Transmits data to and from peripheral devices and other computers.|
Feeling- hands, skin, feet
|Brain interprets information received by structures in the eyes.
Sends signals from our senses to our brain
|Provides commands for the cpu to execute.
Is an interface for human operators to interact with CPU/ database.
Used for communication
|Provides information from the CPU /data base to human operators|
|memory||Stores data||memory||Stores data|
|discourse||Provides information to tell the brain how to respond in a set of circumstances.||software||The programs that tell the CPU what to do in a set of circumstances.|
In looking at a human and computer system there are some similarities. We can label a human body with labels we would ordinarily put on a computer and vice versa
Are there any systems that humans have that computers do not have?
Why do we have them but computers do not? This is not a simple question and does not have only one answer. It starts a conversation on what it means to be human and the possible multiple futures of artificial intelligence.
Depending on the age of the students an interesting video is below
As a final thinking point view the video below.
Robotics has developed incredibly over the years from simple mechanical devices to programmable robots that can speak, interact with their environment, and do a variety of tasks. The robots in this video show how advanced robotics and computers have become.