Introduction to Robotics – Part 1

Introduction to Robotics
Lesson Details
What are robots? What are their characteristics? Classification of robots. Applications of robots in different fields. Basic components of a mobile robot – gripper, wheels and actuators.

Activities:

  • Listing application of robotics in different fields.
Classroom Bundle Used: STEM Classroom Bundle, STEM Mini Classroom Bundle
Prerequisites: None
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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, students will learn the following things:

  • What are robots and their characteristics?
  • Classification of robots.
  • Application of robots in different fields.
  • Basic components of a robot with an analogy to a human body:
    • Hands – Gripper
    • Feet – Wheels
    • Muscles – Actuators

Material Required

1 set of the following material per group of 3-5 students:

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Lesson Outline

Introduction - 5 minutes
Robot - 15 minutes
  • What is a robot?
  • Three characteristics of a robot.
  • Types of robots:
    • Remote Controlled Robot
    • Autonomous Robot
    • Mobile Robot
    • Autonomous Mobile Robot
Application of Robots - 10 minutes
  • Manufacturing and Industry
  • Space
  • Hospital
  • Agriculture
  • Military
  • Household
  • Entertainment
Basic Components of Robots - 25 minutes

Discuss each component of the robot with an example:

  • Hands – Gripper
  • Feet – Wheels
  • Muscles – Actuators
Wrapping up the lesson - 5 minutes

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