Introducing the newest program to BotsIQ – the BotsIQ Cobot Challenge!

Open to students in 7th- 9th grade, the BotsIQ Cobot Challenge presents them with a unique, hands-on, project-based learning experience that aligns to the skills needed in the advanced manufacturing and robotics industry.

Engage your students’ creativity and build critical thinking skills with the BotsIQ Cobot Challenge.  For more information, contact Michel Conklin at [email protected].

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.