Robotics and Industrial Automation Design and Programming
Course Description:Grade Placement: 11-12
Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Science Fundamentals, Computer Applications or Technology Applications Course
This course is approved for Technology Applications credit.
Robotics Programming and Design will foster students' creativity and innovation by presenting opportunities to design, implement, and present meaningful robotic programs through a variety of media. Students will collaborate with one another, their instructor, and various electronic communities to solve problems in designing and programming robots.
Through data analysis, students will identify task requirements, plan search strategies, and use robotic concepts to access, analyze, and evaluate information needed to solve problems. By using robotic knowledge and skills that support the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create solutions, and evaluate the results. Students will learn digital citizenship by researching current laws and regulations and by practicing integrity and respect. Students will gain an understanding of the principles of robotics through the study of physics, robotics, automation, and engineering design concepts and programming languages of Java, and Robot C code. Students work with several types of robots such as VEX Cortex, Lego Mindstorms NXT and Repurposed toys converted to autonomous robotic vehicles.