The objection of this course is to use a hands-on approach to introduce the basic concepts in robotics, focusing on micro controllers, autonomous mobile robots and real world applications. Information presented in class will be linked to lab experiments. Students will work in teams to build and test increasingly more complex LEGO-based mobile robots. Students will apply what they have learned through a series of robot contests.
The Technology program develops student perceptions and knowledge of modern day technology. The program provides a basis for informed attitudes about the interrelationships of technology, society, and the environment. Students will have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment to pursue their study. Although students explore courses in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education (Industrial Technology and Computer Education), the interrelatedness of these disciplines will be stressed. In the future, interdisciplinary courses will be offered to help students make connections among the disciplines in the Technology Program.