- Design and Technologies
- Digital Technologies
- Critical & Creative Thinking
- Personal & Social
Technical and Personal Skills
Robotics, coding, computer science, hardware and software
systems, prototyping, problem solving, collaboration,
communication, systems thinking.
Search and retrieval operations are one of the many industry applications for ground and aerial robotics. Similar processes are used in different environments, from commercial warehouse stocking and delivery packing, to search and rescue in hazardous terrain.
In this one day program, students work in pairs to assemble their VEX IQ robot and explore sensors to replicate a known real world example (e.g. robotic vacuum). As the day develops, increasingly complex programming is introduced so students can devise and execute their own search and retrieval mission.
In the last session, students design a custom built addon for their VEX and hone their flying and coding skills before showcasing their mission attempt to the class.