Course Overview: The “Advanced Robotics (2)” course by STEMGuyana is designed for learners who have mastered the basics of robotics and are ready to take their skills to the next level. This advanced course focuses on fostering creativity and innovation by encouraging students to follow the engineering design process to build and program their own unique robotic designs. Unlike previous courses, students will not rely on step-by-step instructions from workbooks, but will instead use their knowledge and imagination to bring their ideas to life.

Course Objectives: By the end of this course, students will:

  • Develop an understanding of the engineering design process and its application in robotics.
  • Enhance their creativity and innovation skills by designing original robotic projects.
  • Improve their problem-solving and critical thinking abilities.
  • Gain advanced programming skills to control and optimize their robotic designs.
  • Collaborate with peers to brainstorm, design, and troubleshoot projects.
  • Present and demonstrate their unique robotic creations.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to the Engineering Design Process:
    • Understanding the steps of the engineering design process
    • Identifying problems and brainstorming solutions
  2. Creative Design and Innovation:
    • Encouraging creativity in robotics
    • Techniques for innovative thinking and idea generation
  3. Advanced Robotics Construction:
    • Building complex robotic structures without step-by-step instructions
    • Exploring advanced mechanical and electronic components
  4. Advanced Programming:
    • Writing and debugging advanced code to control robotic actions
    • Integrating sensors and actuators for enhanced functionality
  5. Prototyping and Testing:
    • Creating prototypes of robotic designs
    • Testing and iterating to improve performance and reliability
  6. Collaboration and Teamwork:
    • Working in teams to brainstorm, design, and troubleshoot projects
    • Effective communication and collaboration strategies
  7. Project Development:
    • Developing individual and group projects from concept to completion
    • Applying learned skills to create functional and innovative robotic systems
  8. Presentation and Demonstration:
    • Preparing and delivering presentations of robotic projects
    • Demonstrating the functionality and features of the designs