Intro to Robotics Technologies

Intro to Robotics Technologies

It seems like many elementary to high school robotics courses are focused on coding a simple robot to move its mechanical arm up and down. This course, in contrast, teaches students what a robot is and how it relates to other key technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Then the course examines 10 applications of robots and how they will change and impact various aspects of our lives and the economy. Will robots simply steal our jobs, or will they be a tool that will create new opportunities and even free humans to use our creativity and curiosity to their full potential? Students will grapple with this and many other questions as they explore this vital, future-focused subject.

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What You’ll Learn
Associated Careers
  • What a robot is and key technologies that have contributed to the development of robots.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and key AI terms.
  • How technological advances in other fields have contributed to improvements in robotics.
  • The use of robots in various end-markets, such as factories, healthcare, farming, driving, and space travel
  • The impact of robots on the economy and employment
  • Potential career opportunities with robots
  • And more…
  • Robotic Engineering
  • Automation Engineering
  • Game-Playing Robotics
  • Automobile Robotics
  • Robotics in Education
  • and many more…


What You’ll Create
Associated 21st-Century Skills
  • A report on singularity and hypothesize on the future development and progress of robotics.
  • Discussions of the pros and cons of robots.
  • Examples of historical figures that have contributed to the advancement of robots and artificial intelligence.
  • Evaluations of various use cases of robotics in healthcare, including diagnostics, robotic surgery, early disease/cancer detection, and DNA-specific drugs.
  • Investigations of how the success of combining human and robot teams could translate into other fields.
  • A report of potential career opportunities in gaming robotics.
  • and much more…
  • Critical and Analytical thinking
  • Self-discipline
  • Creativity & Collaboration
  • Problem-identifying and solving
  • Design thinking
  • Failing successfully


System/Equipment Requirements
  • A general word processing program (Word, Google Doc, etc.)


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