Lesson Plan

Learning Roomba Module 1: Robotics Introduction

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Introducing Mr. Robot. As an introduction to robotics, class develop a definition of a robot and make distinctions between real robots and those in science fiction. They also study the basics of programming in Java to program a Roomba.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research robots to come up with a working definition prior to finding the definition given in the resource
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires an iRobot Roomba
  • Needs bluetooth communication abilities
  • The teacher guide introduction provides all the directions needed to set up the Roomba so it can receive commands
  • PowerPoint presentation walks viewers through the entire process
  • The materials can be expensive