What is a Cobot?
Cobots, or Collaborative Robots, are robotic solutions designed to safely interact alongside humans to complete a common task or goal. Found in a variety of industrial, domestic, and professional settings, a cobot can be programmed to perform dirty, dangerous, boring, and repetitive tasks.
What is the Challenge?
Students will identify a problem (i.e. building a tower, dialing a phone number) then create a cobot solution. Teams will assemble a robotic arm kit, then design and manufacture an end for the arm, create a power system, and program their cobot to carry out the function(s) for its task.
Through the BotsIQ Cobot Challenge, students will gain technical skills such as mechanical engineering and computer-aided design, electrical engineering and electronics, computer programming, and fabrication and career-readiness skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork.