From the surface of Mars to your living room floor, mobile robots can be found in some surprising places. Together we’ll explore how and why. We’ll look at how robots move, how they sense the world around them and how they make decisions. Then we’ll put all this together and apply what we’ve learned to build our own mobile robot.
What will I learn?
Where could this lead me?
- What is, and what is not a robot – and more specifically, a mobile robot
- Why we need robots
- What subsystems robots are made up of
- Different ways that mobile robots can move themselves around, and which are most suitable for different environments
- How a variety of sensors receive information about the environment around then
- Ways to classify sensors: proprioceptive vs exteroceptive; active vs passive
- How a feedback system works • That robots follow logical sequential instructions in order to function
- To create basic flow diagrams and pseudo code to program what a robot will do
- How to develop a list of design requirements for a robotic system
- How to design, implement and troubleshoot a robotic system
If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.
- Mechatronics Engineer
- Computer Scientist
- Electrical Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Software Engineer