• Robotics - Day 5

    Critical Writing Robotics Day 5 – Narrative


    You have been hired by Tech-Mart, a large, modern technology superstore that sells everything from computers to kitchen appliances to home theater systems.

    It’s a large store — over 120,000 square feet — and a major employer in your community. More than 500 people applied for your position, but you got the job because of your interest and experience in using and programming robotic devices.

    The owner wants to boost the store’s high-tech image, so she just purchased eight Big Bot robots. As your first assignment, she wants you to write up a proposal describing as many ways that the robots could be used around the store as possible.The Big Bot model looks like the regular robot, but is about 5 feet wide. It can be operated real time or programmed using Command Center software. In your proposal, consider uses for Big Bot indoors and outdoors, both during and after regular business hours. Think about things like cleaning, moving products, and security.

    From your knowledge of robots, describe as many ways as possible for Tech-

    Mart to use Big Bot. Be specific in your explanations.

    • Are there any other things that happen in the store that Big Bot could do?

    • Will Big Bot allow you to reduce the number of employees or free them up for other tasks?

    • Do any of these uses require buying or building extra equipment for Big Bot, such as a trailer, broom, or vacuum?

    • What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a robot do these tasks instead of an employee?

    The Pre-Writing to Writing Process

    1. Prewrite — Plan your writing by thinking about the topic and your purpose.

    2. Identify — Choose the main elements you wish to write about.

    (No more than 3.)

    3. Draft — Jot your ideas down in rough form.

    4. Revise — Change and improve the rough draft. Delete unnecessary parts and add important ideas you left out.

    5. Proofread — Correct spelling, punctuation, and clarity errors. Be sure the writing communicates your main points clearly.


    • Organization: Write a clear introduction to the topic, sequence all the information logically, and finish with a strong conclusion statement.

    • Explanation: Answer the questions completely; include many significant facts, details and examples to support your explanation.

    • Vocabulary: Use several key vocabulary terms from the module to answer the questions.

    • Mechanics: Use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.