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Robotics & Innovation

What is the driving question this module will explore?

How might we explore innovation through robotics?

Module Summary

Students will learn to code, build robots and explore the concept of innovation through practical application. The focus will be in the context of the UAE, the World Expo, and in conjunction with the UN Sustainability Goals (specifically goal number 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation).

Summative Assessment

Students will build a prototype of a robot that will include a coding sequence and the ability to execute a task within the framework of the overall intended design.

Students must include the following elements:

  • Code of Ethics for robotic design based on their criteria for the Ethics of Innovation
  • Design pitch deck for an expert audience / key stakeholder group
  • Robot prototype
  • Coding sequence

Learning Targets

  • S4 Global Awareness is the recognition and understanding of interrelationships among international organizations, nation-states, public and private economic entities, socio-cultural groups, and individuals across the globe
  • S9 Teaming and collaboration means cooperative interaction between two or more individuals working together to solve problems, create novel products, or learn and master content.
  • 3a.1 Collecting quantitative data using appropriate sampling procedures, effectively organizing data, and evaluating the quality of the data.
  • 3a.4 Calculating theoretical and experimental probabilities in order to make predictions and solve problems.
  • 3b.4 Applying principles of computational and algorithmic thinking to efficiently solve problems using appropriate technology.
  • 3c.1 Using spatial visualization drawing to model geometric structures.
  • 3c.2 Analyzing properties of shape, size, and space in art, architecture, design or nature through measurement and calculation.
  • 3c.3 Understanding the relationship between geometric figures in two and three dimensions and how changes in dimension affect area and volume.
  • 6a.2 Demonstrating how new ideas can affect change.
  • 6c.2 Demonstrating an understanding of contemporary concepts and institutions of the modern world.
  • 6d.1 Understanding the history and principles of philosophy.
  • 6d.2 Developing an understanding of ethics and its application in everyday life.
  • 6d.3 Understanding and exploring different schools `of philosophical thought.
  • 6d.4 Exploring and justifying personal morals and ethical values.
  • 7c.2 Engaging in public speaking activities.
  • 7c.4 Assessing and evaluating the impact of leaders on a current issue, event, or a community they serve.