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Robot Arm
Lab 2 - Motorized Robot Arm

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Discussion Prompts


  • Did anyone have “perfect” directions that could be followed with no changes? Why not?
  • What similarities or differences did you see in your directions, compared to the ones you received in Play Part 2?
  • Why is it important to be specific with directions?
  • How did adding the motor change your robot arm?


  • Why might it be important to be specific when giving directions to robots?
  • What sensory information did you use to help you follow directions? Would you still have been successful if you couldn’t see or hear what you were doing?
  • When might you need to give specific directions in your daily life?


  • We worked in larger groups in this Lab, did that make things easier or more challenging for you? Why?
  • How did your group break up the Builder and Journalist responsibilities? Do you think that worked well? What would you change next time?
  • Did your thinking change between the Mid Play Break Poll, and now? Why or why not?
  • How does it feel to have your work changed?
  • How can we help each other feel more comfortable with iteration?