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Autonomous robot rescue

Workshop overview

Year level 11-12
Capacity 16-32 students. If you want to bring more students, email
When School days: Monday-Friday
Duration Half day or full day
Where QUT Gardens Point, Science and Engineering Centre
Cost Free

Workshop details

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:

  • robotics
  • coding
  • inverse kinematics
  • trigonometry.

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You can request a booking for one of these options:

  • 1 full-day workshop
  • 1 half-day workshop
  • 2 half-day workshops run on the same day. Find more workshops.

You can also add a 30-minute interactive experience at The Cube to your visit.

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Curriculum links

General Mathematics

  • Substitute numerical values into linear algebraic and simple non-linear algebraic expressions, and evaluate (ACMGM010)
  • Find the value of the subject of the formula, given the values of the other pronumerals in the formula (ACMGM011)
  • Review Pythagoras' Theorem and use it to solve practical problems in two dimensions and for simple applications in three dimensions (ACMGM017)
  • Review the use of the trigonometric ratios to find the length of an unknown side or the size of an unknown angle in a right-angled triangle (ACMGM034)
  • Solve problems involving non-right-angled triangles using the sine rule (ambiguous case excluded) and the cosine rule (ACMGM036)
  • Solve practical problems involving the trigonometry of right-angled and non-right-angled triangles, including problems involving angles of elevation and depression and the use of bearings in navigation (ACMGM037)

Mathematical Methods

  • Review sine, cosine and tangent as ratios of side lengths in right-angled triangles (ACMMM028)
  • Identify contexts suitable for modelling by trigonometric functions and use them to solve practical problems (ACMMM042)
  • Solve equations involving trigonometric functions using technology, and algebraically in simple cases (ACMMM043)

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