A basic understanding of trigonometry: Pythagoras’ theorem, Laws of sine & cosine. Understanding the concept of abstract variables, and experience working with them. No prior coding experience required.
16-32 students. If you want to bring more students, email email@example.com|
School days: Monday-Friday
or full day|
QUT Gardens Point, Science and Engineering Centre
Free (Late cancellation fees apply. Please refer to Terms and Conditions.)
In this workshop students will learn about real-world rescue robots and assume the role of senior systems engineer, applying systems engineering methodology to manage the safe and remote rescue of an injured worker on a hazardous building site.
In the morning/half day session, students are taught how to program a robotic arm in Python script coding to complete a series of simple challenges such as clearing fallen blocks and rescuing an injured worker.
The full day afternoon session explores how inverse kinematics can be used to fully automate the robot arm. Students are guided through the trigonometry step-by-step and use equations to find unknown variables, e.g. limb angles. They translate their equations into Python code and re-run their challenges using their inverse kinematics code.
Topics covered in this workshop:
- inverse kinematics