Robotics Technology: This introductory level robotics course explores the relation between science and technology. The program is designed to enrich students' knowledge with the following fundamental topics: safety practices in the robotics laboratory, robotic automation in the manufacturing industry, the history and application of technology and engineering as it applies to robotics, engineering practices, robot energy sources, basic Kinematics, Dynamics, Pneumatic and Electricity principles, computer programming of robots in C language, interfacing software and hardware. Basic tool usage is also studied (use proper tools, calipers, micrometers, understand properties of materials and assembly techniques). Lab experiments require groups of students to apply the learned concept by building and testing complex VEX based mobile robots. Students will work in small groups to design, build and program robotic devices that will be used in both school and regional competitions. Integrated in this course are career preparation standards, including basic academic, communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills as well as safety, technology and employment literacy. This course is UC “G” (college preparatory elective) approved. Credits: 10
Robotics Engineering Technology (II): The Robotics Course is designed to be a capstone applications course for robotics engineering students. It will build upon prior skills learned such as applied math & physical science techniques, CAD & CAM skills and other engineering fundamentals. New competencies will include programming techniques and applications including sensor feedback loops and control system design. Additionally, design of mechanical systems powered by DC motors, pneumatics and elastic potential energy will be integrated. Some specific topics covered will be: mechanism design for manipulators and mobile robots, 3D graphic simulation, control design, actuators and sensors, task modeling, human-machine interface, and embedded software. Upon completion of the course students will be able to solve electromechanical design problems with both human controlled and autonomous solutions. This course prepares students for Autodesk Inventor Certified User certification. This course is UC “D” (college preparatory laboratory science) approved. Certifications offered: Autodesk Certified User. (Prerequisite: Robotics Technology) Credits: 10
Links to more information:
Click here for the CTE course manual.
Click here for the link to AHS Computer Science and Robotics Pathway