This is the Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in Chapter 34: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence from the book Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 5th edition by Stan Gibilisco. If you are looking for a reviewer in Electronics Engineering this will definitely help you before taking the Board Exam.
Begin the Test
1. An android takes the form of:
- A. An insect.
- B. A human body.
- C. A simple robot arm.
- D. Binocular vision.
2. According to Asimov’s three laws, under what circumstances is it all right for a robot to injure a human being?
- A. Never.
- B. When the human being specifically requests it.
- C. In case of an accident.
- D. In case the robot controller is infected with a computer virus.
3. Second-generation robots first were used around the year:
- A. 1950.
- B. 1960.
- C. 1970.
- D. 1980.
4. The extent to which a machine vision system can differentiate between two objects is called the:
- A. Magnification.
- B. Sensitivity.
- C. Selectivity.
- D. Resolution.
5. An automotive robot might best keep itself traveling down a specific lane of traffic by using:
- A. Binaural hearing.
- B. Epipolar navigation.
- C. Edge detection.
- D. A second-generation end effector.
6. A rule-based system is also known as:
- A. Artificial intelligence.
- B. An expert system.
- C. An analytical engine.
- D. An automated guided vehicle.
7. A robot that has its own computer, and can work independently of other robots or computers, is called an:
- A. Android.
- B. Insect robot.
- C. Automated guided vehicle.
- D. Autonomous robot.
8. A manipulator is also known as a:
- A. Track drive.
- B. Robot arm.
- C. Vision system.
- D. Robot controller.
9. An android is well suited for operation in:
- A. Extreme weather conditions.
- B. Total darkness.
- C. An assembly line.
- D. An environment with children.
10. Proximity sensing is most closely akin to:
- A. Direction measurement.
- B. Epipolar navigation.
- C. Distance measurement.
- D. Machine vision.
11. A telechir is used in conjunction with:
- A. An automated guided vehicle.
- B. Telepresence.
- C. An insect robot.
- D. An autonomous robot.
12. An absolute limit to the distance over which teleoperation is practical is imposed by:
- A. The speed of light.
- B. The image resolution of the vision system.
- C. The ability of a robot to determine texture.
- D. All of the above.
13. Rodney Brooks is best known for his work with:
- A. Epipolar navigation.
- B. Binocular vision.
- C. Range sensing and plotting.
- D. Insect robots.
14. An asset of epipolar navigation is the fact that it:
- A. Does not require binaural hearing.
- B. Does not require a computer.
- C. Can be done from a single observation frame.
- D. Requires no reference points at all.
15. Spherical coordinates can uniquely define the position of a point in up to:
- A. One dimension.
- B. Two dimensions.
- C. Three dimensions.
- D. Four dimensions.
16. The number of ways in which a robot arm can move is known as:
- A. Degrees of rotation.
- B. Degrees of freedom.
- C. Degrees of arc.
- D. Coordinate geometry.
17. The region throughout which a robot arm can accomplish tasks is called its:
- A. Coordinate geometry.
- B. Reference axis.
- C. Reference frame.
- D. Work envelope.
18. A robot arm that moves along three independent axes, each of which is straight and perpendicular to the other two, employs:
- A. Revolute geometry.
- B. Spherical coordinate geometry.
- C. Cartesian coordinate geometry.
- D. Cylindrical coordinate geometry.
19. A color vision system can use three gray-scale cameras, equipped with filters that allow which three colors of light to pass?
- A. Blue, red, and yellow.
- B. Blue, red, and green.
- C. Cyan, magenta, and yellow.
- D. Orange, green, and violet.
20. A robot can determine the steepness of a slope using a(n):
- A. Epipolar navigation system.
- B. Clinometer.
- C. End effector.
- D. Manipulator.