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Kids: Could you have a future in robotics?

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Have you ever wished that there was a robot to make your bed, feed the dog, do your homework? If you have, you are not alone. In fact, your mom and dad have probably thought about the same thing once or twice. The difference, however, between you and your parents is that you have the opportunity to turn your wish into a reality through a career in robotics. 
Robotics is the technology that creates, designs, constructs, and programs mechanical devices that can perform tasks or jobs in a set environment. It combines mechanics, science, engineering, and computers. But the most important aspect of robotics is creativity. That translates into imagination. Your imagination!
Today, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of different robots. Some stack shelves, paint cars, manufacture parts, defuse bombs, do people's taxes, perform surgeries, explore the galaxy, and even mix your frozen yogurt. They can be stationary or movable. They can be so small you can only see them with a microscope…