Robots to the rescue
Students use their engineering prowess, coding skills and a remotely operated robot arm to rescue injured workers at a building site.
Six degrees of freedom
Students apply their coding skills to manipulate the six servos of the robot arm to achieve a variety of movement combinations.
Students discover how their engineering and coding skills can be applied in real-world rescue situations that are hazardous for human rescuers, like earthquakes, mining accidents and urban disasters.
|Capacity||16-32 students. If you want to bring more students, email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|When||School days: Monday-Friday|
|Duration||Half day or full day|
|Where||QUT Gardens Point, Science and Engineering Centre|
In this workshop students will learn about systems engineering and real-world rescue robots. Students assume the role of senior systems engineer, managing the safe rescue of an injured worker on a hazardous building site.
Tasked with programming a robotic arm to perform a remote rescue of an injured worker, students are first taught how to program a robotic arm in the programming language Python. Part of learning how to program includes learning the fundamentals of writing functions and variables. Students will gain knowledge of how mathematical logic is used to program a robot to an exact location. This is known as inverse kinematics and uses trigonometry.
Topics covered in this workshop:
- inverse kinematics
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