INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY 7 - 10 SAMPLEOPTIONTOPICPROGRAMSBASEDON IST: WARE ET AL

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INFORMATION AND SOFT
WARE TECHNOLOGY 7
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SAMPLE

OPTION

TOPIC

PROGRAMS

BASED

ON


IST: WARE ET AL




OPTION 7: ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATED SYSTEMS

TEXT: Chapter 7 Robotics and automated systems


Suggested time: 80 periods


Syllabus outcomes:

5.2.1

describes a
nd applies problem
-
solving processes when creating solutions

5.2.2

designs, produces and evaluates appropriate solutions to a range of challenging problems

5.2.3

critically analyses decision
-
making processes in a range of information and software solutions.



St
udents learn about:

Syllabus Outcomes

Students learn to:

Core content

Option content

Option activities

Robotics



definition of
robots and
robotics




define and
describe robots
and robotics


7.1 Robotics



definitions

Classifying robots [CD
-
ROM]

Androids and
cyborgs [CD
-
ROM]

Robot sites [Web]



historical
perspective of
robotics



investigate the
image of robots
from Hollywood
and the scientific
community



how we see robots

History of robots [Web]

“I, Robot” Movie [Web]

Research and present a report on the portra
yal of
robots in popular fiction (movies/TV/novels)



the contribution
of Asimov to the
concept of
robots, leading
to the Laws of
Robotics



examine the work
of Asimov and
discuss the
concept of the
Laws of Robotics



the laws of robotics

Isaac Asimov’s robots

[Web]

Book review of one of Asimov’s robot stories



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Students learn about:

Syllabus Outcomes

Students learn to:

Core content

Option content

Option activities

Types of robots





industrial such
as a welding arm



develop and
conduct a study of
industrial
and
domestic robots


7.2 Types, purpose and uses of
robots



types of robots

Industrial and domestic robots [Web]

Research and present a report on industrial and
domestic robots



domestic such as
toys

Purpose of robots






repetitive or
dangerous tasks



explain the
purpose of robots
and the roles they
perform




purpose and use of robots

Research and present a report on the social
effects of factory robots displacing human
workers

Mars robot explorer [Web]



operating in
remote locations

Uses of robots






exploration



investigate and
evaluate the use of




uses of robots


Identify uses of robots from news reports (e.g.
bomb disposal), magazine articles and other
sources

Challenge: Create the specifications for robotic
device to be designed/constructed in
the
following units



assembly


robots in a range


of situations




maintenance and
repair



design and
construct a robot
for a particular
purpose



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Students learn about:

Syllabus Outcomes

Students learn to:

Core content

Option content

Optio
n activities

Function of robots



technical aspects
of robotics such
as the number of
degrees of
freedom



investigate the
technical aspects
of the real
-
world
use of robots


7.3 Function of robots



robot technology

Robotics [Web]

If Lego Technics (or similar
product) is
available, construct a robot and program it with
some basic actions



hardware to
control robots
such as sensors,
actuators and
computer
control



explore the use of
robotics in a range
of situations and
investigate the use
of hardware and
softwar
e




hardware for robots



software
programs to
control robots



examine and
discuss the need
for sensors,
actuators and
computer control



use software to
control the actions
of the robot
constructed




software for robots


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Students learn about:

Syllabus Outco
mes

Students learn to:

Core content

Option content

Option activities

Automated control



definition of
automated
control



define and
describe
automated control


7.4 Automated control



control systems



automated systems

Investigate: The role played by Henry Fo
rd in
introducing automation and assembly production
in industry



historical
perspective of
automated
control



research the
origins of
automation and
the growth of its
use with
industrialisation



Students learn about:

Syllabus Outcomes

Students learn t
o:

Core content

Option content

Option activities

Sensing devices



10.2 Data forms



analogue and digital data



converting analogue data to
digital

10.3 Data coding



how computers store data





traffic lights



examine and
discuss the types
of sensors used in
a range of
situations



critically analyse
the effectiveness
of a sensing device
used in a
particular situation


7.5 Sensing devices



types of sensors



sensors used in robots and
automated systems

Collision avoidance systems in cars [CD
-
ROM]

Automated security

systems [CD
-
ROM]

Challenge: Select suitable sensor systems for
robot design task

See also Unit 7.9



navigation
systems in cars



security systems



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Students learn about:

Syllabus Outcomes

Students learn to:

Core content

Option content

Option acti
vities

Actuators and controlling devices



11.2 Hardware components



input/output ports



microprocessors





motors to open
and close doors



examine and
discuss the types
of actuators used
in a range of
situations


7.6 Actuators and controlling
devices



actua
tors



control devices

Challenge: Select suitable actuator and control
systems for robot design task

See also Unit 7.9




a
microprocessor



discuss the use of
controlling devices




demonstrate the
operation of an
automated system
using Lego or
similar



use o
f feedback
to the controller



investigate
feedback to vary
the operation of an
automated system



design, produce
and evaluate a
solution



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Students learn about:

Syllabus Outcomes

Students learn to:

Core content

Option content

Option activities

Project

development



processes and
techniques



design, produce
and evaluate a
simple project for
a real
-
world
application either
separately for this
option, or
integrated with
other options


7.8 [Jaconline] Practical skills
and project



practical skills


robot arm
s



project


Mars robot
explorer



Learn the controls for the robotic arm
simulator



Set mission objectives and create the
mission program for the Mars Robot
Explorer simulator

7.9 [Jaconline] Practical skills
and project


sensors and
actuators



practical
skills


using
BugWorks



project


BugWorks
missions




Learn the tools and controls for the
BugWorks simulation program



Use the BugWorks simulation program to
complete set mission objectives



Students learn about:

Syllabus Outcomes

Students learn to:

Core
content

Option content

Option activities

Additional Content: Innovations in robotics




investigate and
report on an
innovation in
robotics


7.7 Innovations in robotics [CD
-
ROM]



robots in medicine



robots in the military



innovation project