The Great Debate: Robots vs. Humans in the Workplace


Innovations like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and advanced robotics have drastically changed the way people live and work. Some people believe that technological innovation will ultimately make the world a better place, while others are concerned that it will displace workers. In this lesson, students will research how automation has impacted jobs around the world and program Cue to argue whether we should be optimistic or skeptical about robots entering the workforce.


Students Will:

  • learn how to collect evidence to write a claim and a counter argument.
  • record custom sounds using Cue’s microphone input.
  • program Cue to play back audio triggered by specific events.

Target Grades: 6 - 8

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Cue is an incredibly clever robot with a witty attitude that’s full of interactive surprises.