Robotic End-Of-Arm Tools by Michael May



Students learn how robotic end-of-arm tools (EOATs) are used to pick-up material and operate tools in manufacturing. They use this knowledge to create a working robot arm that simulates an actual industrial robot application found in manufacturing.

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 (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (4)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students discover how end-of-arm tools are used in manufacturing
  • Students learn the 3 general classifications of EOATs
  • Students learn the industrial applications for each type of EOAT
  • Students develop their engineering design skills
  • Students solve a technical problem in small teams
  • Students safely use hand tools to create a working robot arm
  • Students experience interfacing their design ideas with other student teams

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