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Bot Rescue

Natural disasters can occur at any time and as connected citizens we need to ensure we are adequately prepared.

The SES are calling on students to investigate how robots could assist and support people in a rescue situation.

In Bot Rescue students will design a robot that could be used to gather Intel, deploy emergency supplies, clear debris, rescue humans or perform other tasks in a disaster relief situation. Students will also construct their robotic solution and trial it in a simulated natural disaster scenario.

Industry Partners
Suitable for

Years 7-10 + VCAL

Duration

8x 50min lessons and 2x days at GTS

Student Outcomes

  • Investigate natural disasters most common to the local area and the issues they cause
  • Design and build a robot to assist in an emergency situation
  • Code the robot to perform functions
  • Design and create a natural disaster scene from recycled materials
  • Test and modify the structure and coding of the robot
  • Create a presentation to share the results of the collaborative project

Curriculum Focus

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Digital Technologies
  • Design & Technologies

 

Program Overview

Introduction to Program
Module 1
1x 50min
Rescue robot case studies
Module 2
2x 50min
Firefighting robots in depth
Module 3
2x 50min
Disaster scenario and design sprint
Module 4
2x 50min
Algorithmic thinking challenge
Module 5
1x 50min
Bot build, code and test
Module 6
Full Day
Bot design, build and code
Module 7
Full Day
Robot code, test and iterate
Module 8
1x 50min
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