Introduction to Robotics

Introduction to Robotics
Lesson Details
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
    • Skeleton – Chassis
    • Sensors
    • Brain – evive
    • Commands – Programming
  • Demonstration of different robots:
    • Smartphone Controlled Robot
    • Follow Me Robot
    • Obstacle Avoidance Robot
    • Pick and Place Robot
    • Stair Climbing Robot
    • Gesture Controlled Robot
    • Line Follower Robot
    • Dust Cleaning Robot
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Note: This lesson may take 2-3 class to complete. So plan ahead what to cover in each session. 

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 - 60 minutes

Discuss each component of the robot with an example:

  • Hands – Gripper
  • Feet – Wheels
  • Muscles – Actuators
  • Skeleton – Chassis
  • Sensors
  • Brain – evive
  • Commands – Programming
Demonstration - 25 minutes

Demonstrate at least 3-4 robots to the students:

  • Smartphone Controlled Robot
  • Follow Me Robot
  • Obstacle Avoidance Robot
  • Pick and Place Robot
  • Stair Climbing Robot
  • Gesture Controlled Robot
  • Line Follower Robot
  • Dust Cleaning Robot
Wrapping up the lesson - 5 minutes

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