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The robot…

1. waits until touched, then moves forwards for 5 seconds.

2. waits until touched, then moves backwards for 5 seconds.

3. waits until touched then goes forwards for 1 s and backwards for 1 s.

4. waits until touched then goes forwards for 1 s and backwards for 1s every time you touch it. (have them put the whole thing in a loop!)

5. waits until touched then goes forwards for 1s and backwards for 1 s over and over (put just the movement bricks in a loop)

6. moves forward until it is touched, then it stops.

7. moves forward until touched, then stops, then starts again when touched, over and over. (like an on/off switch)

8. moves forward until touched, then wiggles/slithers forward, then stops when touched again



Name of Activity NXT Pet Training Activity – (Intro to Touch Sensor)
Author Leticia’s Group
Keywords NXT, animal, touch sensor
Subject NXTs
Grade Level 6
Time 4+ Hours Total
Brief Description This activity is designed for 6th graders to practice “training their animal robot” by using the touch sensor. Students brainstorm tricks for animal NXT robots. The level of difficulty can vary based on their familiarity with the touch sensor and estimated to last two weeks.
Lesson Objectives: Introduce students to the touch sensor by asking them to explore its properties through different ways of training your pet dog. It would require them to go through the design process and think through the ways we train our pets and how those commands can be translated and applied to the NXT animal robotics. Important for them to think about what sort of commands they are capable of programming that would work well on the robot.
Materials Needed: LEGO NXTS
Procedure The point of this activity is to train your pet dog using touch sensors. Some of the activities could be to see what happens or how the animal robot reacts when you pet its head or tail. One of the students tasks or goals should be to be able to program their robot so that when the touch sensor is pressed once it does a command and then pressing twice it does a different command. Possible solutions for them could be to get their robots to lift and shake a hand, twirl around, potentially use their sound sensor to bark, or wag their tail.

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