Challenge students to solve three real-world robotics engineering problems.
Students learn engineering as they continually develop solutions to robotic challenges currently found in agriculture, security, and energy. They have a chance to solve the same problems that today’s scientists and engineers are facing. Using an engineering journal to document their progress, students conduct research; develop prototypes of potential solutions; select their optimal solution; and then build, test, and improve the design before presenting it to the “customer.”
This curriculum, when coupled with the Introduction to Mobile Robotics, covers more than 18 weeks of robotics engineering instruction.
The Student CD includes:
- Three projects – Automated Mining, A Patrol Robot, and an Automated Tree Measurer – in which students learn advanced programming concepts
- Three Guided Research and Engineering challenges that build on the projects: Mine Mapping, Creating a Sentry System, and Tree Surveying
- Advanced programming explanatory videos that cover loops, switch blocks, data hubs, displaying real-time data, storing variables, and using Bluetooth
The Teacher CD includes:
- Teacher notes and implementation suggestions
- Handouts for each lesson, evaluation rubrics, and answers and explanations to quizzes
- Alignment to math, science, technology, and communications standards
MINDSTORMS® Education Robotics Engineering II: Guided Research curriculum is sold as a classroom license and enables the teacher to place the curriculum on every computer in a single classroom. Developed by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy.