Do you know kids start to form career choices between the age of 7 and 12? With the advent of Robotics, AI, Virtual Reality etc. many traditional jobs are disappearing, and new opportunities are appearing constantly. Learning Robotics, Coding & AI will help kids prepare to grab these opportunities. So let us grow their interests in the tech of tomorrow!
Intermediate Robotics: (Age 9 to 13) :
This course introduces students to the world of robotics for beginners.
Robotics session include real, physical robots for students to build and program. During the first few months students use simpler robots. However, our robots change every month or other month. Students program robots using an easy to use, drag and drop interface or a python-like interface. Some of the day-to-day activities include programming a robot hand to grab objects with five fingers, programming a drawing robot that use real paper and markers to draw shapes or pictures. Students will also program robots to traverse mazes or program them to walk on four legs.
Overall the students get are exposed to robot platforms, hardware, firmware as well as electrical and electronics foundations. Students work with multiple robot platforms for building robots, programming robots as well as learn about the electronics and electrical fundamentals. The course offers a structured sequence of programming activities in real world project-based context. Around 30 hours of work will be directed in the classroom, and the rest will be offered as optional homework assignments. As for curriculum, BC ADST curriculum is covered and goes beyond. BC ADST curriculum can be found here .
Details by modules:
Module 1: Fundamentals — Historic understanding of both hardware and software portions of Robots.
Module 2: Navigation & Robot Math — Foundational concepts/theory of Robot programming and attaining precision in movements. Ends with real world mini projects from industries using these concepts.
Module 3: Sensors — Various sensors robots use and adjust actions based on those. Ends with real world mini projects from industries using these concepts.
Module 4: Robot Build: Building robots
Module 5: Control — Complex logic portions in processing input and programming for more intelligent decisions.
Module 6: Future Careers, Ethics and Humanism aspects of Robotics
Note 1: All our Level 0 and Level 1 courses are 30-40 hours of direct instructor training in person or online. Level 1 also has similar hours of optional homework.
Note 2: What is new in 2022-2023? From 2022 sept onwards, we are adding more robot build activities and combining our Level 1 robotics programming and Level 1 robot build courses to a single Level 1 Robotics course. This gives the students to complete the Robotics and Computer programming L1 courses the same year. We are changing robots every month or other month to keep the interest of kids going as well as to expose students various types of robots.