Use sensors and algorithms to make a robot follow a line on the ground and move around the room avoiding obstacles.
Anatomy of a Self-Driving Robot
We will examine a working self-driving robot like the one you will build to understand the component parts.
We will take an existing robot and attach the infrared and ultrasonic sensors. We will write some Python code to take readings from the sensors.
Responding to the sensors
We will write some code to make the robot respond to sensor readings. Students will be encouraged to use a computational problem solving approach to examine strategies for directing the robot in response to the sensor readings.
Tweaking and testing
Make any changes and test the robot.
Compete against other student's robots (and the house robot!).
Full price individual: £144 (reduced from £160)
Concession individual: £108 (reduced from £120)
Full price pair working on the same robot: £216 (reduced from £240)
Concession pair working on the same robot: £180 (reduced from £200)
Group of up to 8: £600
Skills you should have before you attend
If you attended the Introduction to Robotics: Build a Remote Controlled Robot course then bring your robot with you. Otherwise a suitable robot will be supplied.
What courses can I do before ?
To prepare for this course you can attend the following courses:Introduction to Robotics: Build a Remote Controlled Robot
Skills you will pick up in the course
Key skill categories
- Python programming
- Problem solving
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to
- Explain the mechanisms involved in using light sensors for robot navigation.
- Explain the mechanisms involved in using ultrasonic sensors for robot navigation.
- Analyse computational problems using modelling techniques.
- Breakdown complex computational problems into manageable tasks.
- Design and implement algorithms to control robotic behaviours.