INDUSTRY FOCUS AREA: All
VICTORIAN CURRICULUM LINKS: Digital Technologies, Critical and Creative Thinking
TECHNOLOGY USED: Robots, Machine Learning, Coding
Robotics and machine learning are starting to become a ubiquitous part of everyday life. From robotic vacuum cleaners to home assistants, manufacturing like to airport assistants, robots are taking on a wider role in both our personal and working lives. Robots can be seen as something that poses a risk to people’s careers, replacing people and putting them out of work, or as a tool to make people’s lives easier and free them up for more creative pursuits. Whichever way they are viewed, an understanding of how robots work and how to harness their potential will provide great benefits to students in both their personal and working lives.
By taking part in this program, students will be introduced to a range of robots and their applications in a variety of roles. Students will learn about robotics in industry by looking at their role in manufacturing, working with robotic arms and assembly lines, and their role in the service industry by creating a chatbot. They will also learn about the increased use of robots in people’s personal lives by investigating their role as a robotic companion.
Students will conclude the program by using Design Thinking to identify and tackle an industry or personal challenge using their learning from throughout the day.
Taking part in this program, students will collaboratively:
Roboticist, manufacturing, production, programming, sales