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11 terms

Young Inventors Project ch.1

Robotics class chapter 1 of YIP book.
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analog sensor
a sensor that produces a range of results
compile
the action of translating a program to a language a robot can understand
data
information that can be read and processed by a computer
digital sensor
a sensor that can produce only two results, on or off
input
any information gathered from the physical world and processed into data through a sensor
machine
any mechanical or electrical device that reduces the energy normally required to perform tasks
NXT-G
the name of the LEGO NXT programming software that is icon based
output
any action that affects physical surroundings of a robot after a determined input
program
a set of instructions or rules that a robot or computer application follows to complete a set task
sensor
a device that can interpret information from its physical surroundings and pass along data to be used in a program
programming environment
a software application that enables a person to create programs that can then be compiled or translated into data that a robot can read