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5350 INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTIC ENGINEERING
Credit: 1 Unit
Open to Grades: 9-12
This hands-on introductory Robotic Engineering course is designed to introduce the students to the field of robotics and computer programing. This class immerses the student in real world science and technology challenges. Over the course of the year, students strategize, design, build, program (Robot C+) and test autonomous robots utilizing LEGO MINDSTORMS®, TETRIX®, and other models. Heavy emphasis is placed on acquiring programing skills in relation to motors, servos and sensors. This course will provide the opportunity for students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Students will also develop career and life skills including critical thinking, time management, collaboration and communication. Students in Robotic Engineering are strongly encouraged to participate in the Statesman Robotics Team and the FIRST® Tech Challenge.
5357 ADVANCED ROBOTIC ENGINEERING
Credit: 1 Unit
Prerequisite: Introduction to Robotic Engineering
Open to Grades: 10-12
Advanced Robotic Engineering allows students to continue to explore mechanical systems, electronics and programming. Primarily a lab experience, this class provides students opportunities to design, build and program functional autonomous robots from a variety of professional platforms. Students will design machines that can navigate diverse environments, recognize other robots, and manipulate objects. Unlike robots utilized in the introductory class, all Advanced Robotics are expected to be totally autonomous, meaning they should solve the problem with no human intervention. The class also explores other STEAM topics, such as digital logic, branding and artificial intelligence. Students will also develop career and life skills including critical thinking, design, project management, teamwork, strategic thinking and Gracious Professionalism-a philosophy that encourages high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the Statesman Robotics Team and the FIRST® Robotics competition. Students may repeat this class.