Introduction to robotics is just that...a class designed to help you learn about the future of technology and science through robotics engineering. NO PREVIOUS ROBOT OR PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED OR EXPECTED. I want you to become familiar with the issues involved in creating a vehicle that is computer controlled.
Textbook: Second Edition by James Kelly (ISBN 978-1-4302-2976-6)
Your final grade in my class will be based on the total number of points you earn. I plan to give you 5-6 challenges for your robot to tackle. You will also complete in-class activities which will also count towards your grade. I plan to give you some short quizzes, a mid-term exam and a Final Exam. Grading will be based upon the following criteria:
The total possible points in the course will be approximately as follows:
Tests 140 (2 exam @ 70)
Activities 30 (3 @ 10) These are "pre-challenges", Up & Back, Zig-Zag, & Obstacle Course
Challenges 90 (Approx. 6 @ 15)
Quizzes 120 (Approx. 4 @ 30)
I will be available before class to help you or give you extra time to work.
Class Drops & Attendance
If you decide to drop this (or any) course during the semester, please drop the class yourself. Do not depend on your instructors to handle this for you. We do our best to keep track of your status, but it is better if you make sure your records are accurate yourself. You must drop a course before the end of the 12th week of school.
Even though the robots look like toys, they are expensive devices. I must insist on the following:
Accommodations for Disabilities
It is possible to take a make-up exam or quiz during the semester (EXCLUDING THE FINAL) if the exam is missed due to illness or other emergency. Please contact me right away if you cannot attend class when we are having an exam so I can help you with the best solution for your situation.
Student Code of Conduct
Specific Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
|The number of projects and the points possible for exams, projects and activities are subject to change without notice. This information is intended to be an accurate overview of this course so you will know what to expect during the semester. But sometimes, we will need to modify this plan.|