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Automation & Robotics

5100 Robot

In the Automation and Robotics module, students study the growing impact robotics has on industry and our lives. Through hands-on experiences, they program and operate a robot and add peripherals.
Module Details:
First, students identify the components of a robot and the types of industrial tasks that can be achieved more safely and easily through automation. Then, they write and execute programs for a robotic arm to perform both single and double operations.

Through other hands-on activities, students further explore the mechanics and functions of automation and robotics. They also learn how to program a series of commands for a robot to perform specific operations. Students also learn about advanced-education and career opportunities that are available for those with a strong interest in this area of technology.

Topic Coverage:
  • Robotics in manufacturing
  • Robot programming for single and double operations
  • Performing industrial tasks with robots
  • Employing MOVE, FREE, GRIP, OUT, and JUMP commands
  • Experimenting with a succession of commands