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Zambrano, Raul

Mr. Wisner
World History
4th Period M/W
Current Event Title: Now even the TRACTOR has gone driverless: Watch
autonomous robotractor that could take farmers out of the fields

*Your Task

Key Vocabulary from the Article (Define at least 4).

Telematics- the branch of information technology that deals with the long-distance
transmission of computerized information. Telemetry- is an automated communications
process by which measurements and other data are collected at remote or inaccessible
points and transmitted to receiving equipment for monitoring. The word is derived from
Greek roots: tele = remote, and metron = measure. Herbicides- a substance that is toxic
to plants and is used to destroy unwanted vegetation. Autonomous- a cting independently or
having the freedom to do so.
ummary of the Event (at least 3 major points; each point will have its own

A. Autonomous concept can automatically plant and harvest

B. Uses radar, lidar and onboard video cameras to 'see' fields
C. Fleets of tractors can work together without human intervention

our Opinion of the Event (at least 3 sentences).

My opinion about this technology is that it is really cool, and really helpful. I think it is
also time saving, so while it is harvesting, the farmer can be doing other work. It is
definitely worth the money.

elate your Event to a Historical Event (compare and contrast with current
This inventions relates to the cotton gin because the cotton gin revolutionized the the
cotton industry, and that what this autonomous robotractor is going to help the cotton
industry a lot because it is going save time and get things done.

Relate your Event to the a Theme (at least 3 sentences). SEE BACK FOR THEMES
This theme is science and technology. Science is the systematic way of acquiring
knowledge through observation and experimentation, whereas technology is the
practical application of science. Technology is used to design products that improve
the quality of human life. My current event relates to this science and technology
because this automonous robotractor is all science and technology. It is new
technology, that makes life easier for humans. It also to science to make it.

Questions You Have About the Event (4)

When will these new automonous robotractor completely take over all tractors? How
much more expensive are they compared to regular tractors?


1.Cultural Interaction
2.Political Structures
o Religions
o State-building, expansion, and conflict
o Belief systems, philosophies, and ideologies o Empires o Science and technology o Nations
and nationalism

o The arts and architecture o Revolts and revolutions

3.Economic Structures
4.Social Structures
o Agricultural and pastoral production o Gender roles and relations o Trade and commerce
o Family and kinship
o Labor systems
o Racial and ethnic constructions
o Industrialization
o Social and economic classes
o Economic theories

5.Human-Environment Interaction
o Disease
o Migration & patterns of settlement o Population growth

o Technology