June 20, 2023

Robots Week Night Riddles (6-20-2023)

by Chompers

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Are you hardwired to take on these hard riddles about robots? 

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>>RACHEL: Welcome back, it’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. 

Start brushing on the top of your mouth. Pick a side, and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth. 

>>KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!

>>RACHEL: It’s Robot Week! And I hope you’re hardwired to take on these hard riddles. Here’s your first one:

A soaring robotic machine

Called “The eye in the sky”

There’s no human on board

You need a controller to make it fly

What kind of robot is this? Shout it out.

>>GROUP: A Drone!

>>RACHEL:  A Drone

Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth…


>>RACHEL:  and brush your molars in the back of your mouth too.

Drones are also called unmanned aerial vehicles. 

>>KID: HUH? 

>>RACHEL: They’re robotic machines that fly without a human pilot onboard. 

Drones can do all kinds of jobs  for humans. For example, drones can fly high up into the clouds to study the weather.


>>RACHEL: And drones save farmers time by flying over large fields to help check on their crops and animals. 


>>RACHEL: Switch to the bottom of your mouth…


>>RACHEL: -pick a side and keep brushing! 

Here’s your next riddle: 

I’m a robot vehicle

Driving down the road

Without a human driver

I’m in self-driving mode

What kind of robot is this? Shout it out.

>>GROUP: Self-driving cars!

A Self-driving car is a robotic car that can drive by itself. It doesn’t need a human behind the steering wheel.


>>RACHEL: Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth…


>>RACHEL: -but keep making circles around each tooth with your brush. 

Self-driving cars use a type of technology called ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - AI for short. Artificial intelligence helps robots learn to be just as smart, or intelligent, as humans. 

AI technology gives machines the ability to think and learn.


>>RACHEL: That’s it for Chompers tonight. Now all you have to do is…

>>KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!