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    Hey guys,
    I'm in year 12, and have taken the decision to do an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)
    I want to work in robotics, so I am looking to do it in this field.
    I am stuck for ideas, for example, I can pick a 'question' and answer it in an essay/research form.

    Can anyone offer any advice or pointers?

    Maybe just google EPQ's based on the idea and see if you can find some example ones

    Have you done much research in robotics alone? If there's something you've come across but not in enough detail for your liking, that would be ideal. For example looking into how a robot can learn and copy human mannerisms, or how a single arm might bend, perhaps who invented the drone and how the moderns drone became so readily available. There must be certain topics within robotic which interest you more than others?

    For example, my EPQ was "How and why is nail polish being scientifically developed?" because I love applying the stuff but had never really thought about where it came from. I included the history of when colouring the nails came about, how it's made today, health concerns with specific ingredients and how it's characteristics alter alongside fashion.

    One thing I would say is make sure you can find enough references before you set on a topic or you'll have nothing to write. You'll also really impress your assessor if you use "Harvard referencing" in your article. I recommend googling "Neil's toolbox referencing" to find the correct format to reference books, websites and journals.

    How about robotics in the future and looking at potential job industries that may be lost due to robotic advancements. Then you could discuss the "social issue" with robotics and relate it to job loss.
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