The Summer Robotics Programme introduces students to the ever-expanding field of Robotics, exploring the science and engineering behind the development of modern robots.Apply Now
Recent advances in technology have resulted in the development of extremely powerful robots that can perform a wide range of tasks, from packing goods to exploring distant planets. But what exactly is a robot, and how do they work?
The Summer Robotics Programme is a course that introduces students to the field of Robotics, providing an insight into the science and engineering behind modern Robotics and an overview of the entire Robotics design and development process.
Students seeking a longer technology / coding summer school might like to combine this course with our Computer Science programme.
If you would like to build, programme and control your own robot, this is the course for you. Students on the Summer Robotics Programme will gain a valuable insight into a career in Robotics, and be able to decide whether this is a career path they would like to pursue.
The course takes a hands-on approach to introduce the basic concepts of the construction and programming of autonomous, mobile robots, which become increasingly complex as the course progresses. There are several challenges in class to test the abilities of the robots being studied, with a final contest to end the course.
At the end of the course, students study how to programme data onto an SD card to be read by their robot. We conclude the course with a challenging test of the abilities of the robots produced by the students.
During the course, students will cover the following topics:
|Week 1||Week 2|
|Monday||Lesson 1: Welcome to Robotics, introductions and ambitions||Lesson 14: Detecting temperature and humidity|
|Lesson 2: Setting up the environment, IDE, importing libraries||Lesson 15: Digital temperature sensing|
|Lesson 3: Building the robotic car||Lesson 16: Detecting and using Infra Red|
|Tuesday||Lesson 4: Electrical Engineering basics||Lesson 17: Buzzers and sounds|
|Lesson 5: The Ardunio IDE||Lesson 18: Using the laser|
|Wednesday||Lesson 6: Intro to Aruino Programming||Lesson 19: Presentations|
|Lesson 7: Controlling moving vehicles||Lesson 20: Presentations|
|Lesson 8: Remote control, Bluetooth and IR||Lesson 21: 3D maze prototyping|
|Thursday||Lesson 9: Obstacle avoidance||Lesson 22: Reacting to light|
|Lesson 10: Line tracking||Lesson 23: Detecting sounds and voices|
|Lesson 24: Detecting magnetic fields|
|Lesson 25: Fire alarms and other sensors|
|Friday||Lesson 11: Detecting acceleration||Lesson 26: 3D maze challenge|
|Lesson 12: Calculating velocity|
|Lesson 13: Challenge|
This two-week program introduces students to Arduino robot kits and Arduino programming, including C++, of which no previous knowledge is required. We start with an introduction to key engineering concepts, followed by an introduction to the Arduino environment. Students then progress to study how robots navigate through their environment, exploring an assortment of sensors and factors including motion, distance, acceleration, sound, and light sensors. They also learn how robots detect obstacles and avoid them, how they use control motors to achieve different types of motion, and how they can be programmed to follow certain patterns and avoid others.
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