Robotics Technology


Working with a partner, students build a robot and write programs to make it move. Students will learn about and use, sensors, and motors to allow their robot to complete simple tasks such as grasping objects and moving them from place to place.


Robotics students work in teams to complete tutorials that teach the skills they need to meet the challenges that are assigned during the trimester. Some groups will move along faster than others. Students have been known to "go off on a tangent" to find answers to their own questions. This is encouraged until they are no longer moving forward and then they are directed back to the coursework. Units cover robotics basics, programming, physics, sensors and actuators.

Trimester Plan:

Students work at their own pace through the tutorials. Two weeks prior to finals week, students develop four or more challenges that must be met to prove competence in robotics. Teams then have the remaining time to build and program their robots to meet the challenges. These challenges are their final assessment.

Dan Caron,
Apr 15, 2017, 4:54 AM
Dan Caron,
Apr 14, 2017, 6:31 PM