Robotics and engineering II
This course is designed as an introduction to robotics and engineering concepts: motion-path planning, physics of robotics systems, vectors of force, and computer-aided design (CAD). The course integrates science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. Students will study the physics involved in large-scale robot design. The course will rely heavily on active labs to build and test robotic systems, use CAD software to create designs, and develop software for robotic machines. Opportunities for simple introduction to some programming also exist during the course. In addition, students in the course will follow the First Tech Challenge curriculum to design, build, and compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition. Students in this class will participate with Marist’s First Tech Challenge Robotics Team.