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Posted September 16, 2016
Electric and Autonomous Vehicles
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At the end of module, students will be able to... 1) construct and program a robotic autonomous vehicle to perform simple tasks. 2) Evaluate the pros and cons of self-driving cars to formulate an opinion regarding their safety based on information presented during class.

What makes this a good engineering lesson?

  • Students will building and programming robotic vehicles, then discuss the safety of autonomous vehicles on public roads. 

Goals or objectives

  • Programming: coding to control  robotic vehicles in class.

    • In general, my students have very little knowledge about computer science and programming. I would like to introduce them to coding and help them understand that if it wasn’t for coding, all of the technology  in their lives could not exist.

  • Machine Learning: necessary for autonomous vehicles to operate.

    • The robots they are coding use sensors to learn from their environment so they can perform the tasks appropriately. These sensors allow all autonomous vehicles to operate as they do. 

Planning and preparation

  • At the end of the electricity unit, students will work in pairs to build the vehicles. By then, they will have a basic idea of circuitry for vehicle construction. 
  • After the construction, students will then learn to program the vehicle to preform at least four simple tasks, for example... move forward 0.5 meters, turn right, drive 0.75 meter, turn left.
  • Students will also be given articles on autonomous vehicles. They will evaluate the pro and cons and then formulate a stance on wether or not they are safe on public roads. 

 

Outcomes

1) Construct and program a robotic autonomous vehicle to perform simple tasks.
2) Evaluate the pros and cons of self-driving cars to formulate an opinion regarding their safety based on information presented during class.

 

At the end of module, students will be able to... 1) construct and program a robotic autonomous vehicle to perform simple tasks. 2) Evaluate the pros and cons of self-driving cars to formulate an opinion regarding their safety based on information presented during class.

What makes this a good engineering lesson?

  • Students will building and programming robotic vehicles, then discuss the safety of autonomous vehicles on public roads. 

Goals or objectives

  • Programming: coding to control  robotic vehicles in class.

    • In general, my students have very little knowledge about computer science and programming. I would like to introduce them to coding and help them understand that if it wasn’t for coding, all of the technology  in their lives could not exist.

  • Machine Learning: necessary for autonomous vehicles to operate.

    • The robots they are coding use sensors to learn from their environment so they can perform the tasks appropriately. These sensors allow all autonomous vehicles to operate as they do. 

Planning and preparation

  • At the end of the electricity unit, students will work in pairs to build the vehicles. By then, they will have a basic idea of circuitry for vehicle construction. 
  • After the construction, students will then learn to program the vehicle to preform at least four simple tasks, for example... move forward 0.5 meters, turn right, drive 0.75 meter, turn left.
  • Students will also be given articles on autonomous vehicles. They will evaluate the pro and cons and then formulate a stance on wether or not they are safe on public roads. 

 

Outcomes

1) Construct and program a robotic autonomous vehicle to perform simple tasks.
2) Evaluate the pros and cons of self-driving cars to formulate an opinion regarding their safety based on information presented during class.

 

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