Virtual Robotics: Simulating Autonomous Machine (Grade 3+)

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Warning: Scheduled tournament possibility. Summoning players with qualities in commitment, participation and willingness to learn. Skills that players will acquire include teamwork, effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving.

Class Schedule: 5/11, 18, 25, 6/1, 8, 15, 22
Tuesday: 4pm-5pm

Simulation is an integral part of engineering. Pilots use flight simulations to model behavior in flying situations. NASA use simulation to train Space Shuttle engineers for launch countdown operations and controlling Mars rover. Learn to program and code a virtual LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 robot. Throughout this program, students will use mathematical concepts and engineering principles to brainstorm, plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions to accomplish a specific task. Students will also learn the sequence of communication between the robot, and the programmer by collecting and analyzing data using the robot's sensors. Learn how sensors such as ultrasonic, color, touch, infrared are used to interact with the robot’s environment. Early classes involve students learning concepts of coding by using visual-based scripts. Mastering that will level you up to JavaScript.

5/11 – Robotics 101
Learn to navigate a simulation robot in a virtual environment. Basic forward, backward and turning movement.
5/18 – Gyro Turns/ Reset
Using a gyro sensor to measure the robot’s rotational speed and calculate the total turning angle.
5/25 – Sensing the Environment
Combining the use of different sensors so our robot can react to changes in its environment. Sensors detect different variables.
6/1 – Object Manipulation
Control the robot’s arm to interact with objects in the scene and solve complex tasks.
6/8 – Domino Challenge
Using knowledge from the previous class, create a domino line. Time to use creativity, imagination and put your skills to the test.
6/15 – Challenge Missions I
Follow a set of sequences to accomplish the task on hand. Exercise problem solving with missions without guidance.
6/22 – Challenge Missions II
The challenge is to master these missions with a different type of robot outfitted with different sensors.