Autonomous Service Robots by Michael May



Students work in small teams to design, build, and program a robot to accomplish a specific task. The task to be accomplished is to pour a beverage into their teacher's cup without outside input or assistance from a human.

Lesson Time

4 Class Periods. Each Period
90 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (3)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students work in small teams to solve a robotics design and programming problem.
  • Students incorporate digital sensors into their robot design and programming.
  • Students discover applications and uses for service robots used by consumers.
  • Students use hand tools to create a working robot.
  • Students install wiring and make electrical connections to a robot Micro Controller.
  • Students use VEX EasyC software to program a robot to perform an autonomous program.

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