Robotics Integration course introduces learners to robotics assembly and installation experiencing situations
This course introduces learners to experiencing situations where technicians may receive a large industrial system that requires assembly and installation. The learner will “unpack and test” and “test navigation programming” over the course of the units.
In this course, students will learn
- Situations where technicians receive multiple components of a robotics system that require assembly, installation, and debugging.
- How to integrate components such as a vision sensor (camera) system, breadboard, servo motors, and embedded microprocessor from multiple hardware vendors.
- “Unpack and test” components and refine “robot navigation programming” through this curriculum.
Chapter 1: Testbed with Arduino (ShieldBot)
In this project, students are asked to take inventory of the parts that are available in a kit. Students must keep track of progress using a checklist, and perform a series of tests with the system to ensure proper functionality.
Chapter 2: Open-Loop Navigation
In this unit, students learn to assemble a robot kit in separate subsystems: Mobility, Power, and Control. The student then tests the system by running programs on the robot.
Chapter 3: Camera Integration
In this unit, students learn to implement a vision-based system that provides navigation abilities, based on color, objects, and shapes. Users are expected to make mechanical adjustments, electrical re-wirings, and significant improvements to fully utilize the PixyCam on the Shieldbot.
The CMRA Robotics Professional Micro-certifications are the result of a research project funded by the ARM Institute.