Courses of Study: Manufacturing

Manufacturing, Grade 9 - 12, Introduction to Robotics, 2009

1.) Identify the use of robotics in industry, including career opportunities in the field.

2.) Apply safety rules, regulations, and procedures in the robotics industry.

3.) Identify chemical, mechanical, and solar sources of electricity.

4.) Explain the relationship of the atom to an electrical charge.

5.) Explain electrical terms and units of measures, including direct and alternating current measured in amperes, voltage measured in volts, resistance measured in ohms, power measured in watts, and conductors and insulators.

6.) Identify components of the basic circuit.

7.) Construct electrical circuits including soldering and breadboarding techniques.

8.) Explain basic digital principles, including signal levels and signal types.

9.) Explain various digital number systems.

10.) Interpret logic gate symbols used in digital circuits.

11.) Determine the truth table for each logic gate as specified in robotic applications.

12.) Identify open and closed loop control systems.

13.) Interpret symbols used in control circuit diagrams.

14.) Explain types of programming methods and input and output devices used in motion control systems.

15.) Explain robotic terms, including controller, teach pendant, manipulator, end-effector and end-or-arm tooling, degrees of freedom, work envelope, and power supplies.

16.) Describe types of robot configurations, including revolute, Selective Compliant Assembly Robot Arm (SCARA), Cartesian, cylindrical, spherical, and jointed-arm.

17.) Identify specialty robots used in automated systems.

18.) Demonstrate the proper use of input and output devices for performing robotic tasks.

19.) Explain the operation of fluid power systems used in robotic systems.

20.) Evaluate robotic activities.

•  Identifying problems
•  Determining proper repair procedures