Erik Amerikaner
3 years ago
Last Updated
2 years ago
When you imagine a robot, you might picture something a little...futuristic. But robots are already hard at work in ways we might not imagine: preparing our Amazon packages, detonating explosives and even exploring other planets.

In the PBL Project "How Do I Prepare for a Career in Robotics?" students will explore the past, present and future of robotic technology to determine if they could succeed in this emerging Career.

Three Laws of Robotics:
-A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
-A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
-A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
This is thought to be the first known use of the term “robotics.”
Isaac Asimov
May, 1941

Lesson 1: Focuses on developing an appreciation of the strides made in Technology and Robotics.
Lesson 2: Introduces students to current technology, on Earth, below the seas, and in Space: The Final Frontier. Each activity will focus on Robotic Technology and how it is used.
Lesson 3: Continues the "Journey of Discovery" to understand education, training and certifications needed to land their dream job in the Robotics Industry.
Lesson 4 and The Culmination Activity will have students demonstrate their Robotics knowledge by 'pitching' a Robotics Program to school administrators and other adults.

This project is brought to you by Erik Amerikaner with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by Team Lead Josh Bradley.

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Engineering Design
    • Engineering Technology
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Software and Systems Development
K-12 Subjects
  • Technology Education
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

History of Robotics

What in the World (and Beyond) are Robots Used For?

Careers in Robotics-Now and in the Future

I Want That Career in Robotics