EG161 Introduction to Robotics
Engineering credits: 3
This course introduces our students to the field of Engineering. The students will design and build a LEGO computer controlled robot. Topics include electronic instrumentation, elementary work with circuits, computer interfacing, and computer programming. An engineer is called upon to solve practical problems. In order to accomplish this task, he/she needs to piece together various components developed by other engineers as well as acquire knowledge from other engineers. By combining the power of the LEGO building system with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education technology, teams of students can design, build, program, and test robots. Working together on guided and open-ended engineering projects, the team members can develop creativity and problem-solving skills along with other important Scientific, Technological, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) knowledge. Students also become more skilled in communication, organization and research, all helping to prepare them for future success in higher levels of schooling and in the workplace. The students will also have an opportunity to “Design their own Process of Becoming a World-Class Engineering Student”. “Design Your Process (DYP)” is a powerful student-centered approach for bringing about change in students’ attitudes and behaviors and turning the task of figuring out the path to success over to the individual.