Robotics classes provide the students with an opportunity to hone their coordination skills and put into application the knowledge gained throughout the year. In yet another session of Robotics, students were filled with enthusiasm when they were challenged to create a ‘pick and place’ robot using flanked plate, wheels, motor, acrylic arms and an IR sensor.
The purpose of constructing this robot was to detect the object placed in front of the IR sensor and place it on a different location. The two acrylic arms were connected to the D.C motor and the gear respectively. When the IR sensor detected an object, the arms of the robot moved towards each other. It then picked up the object, moved forward while taking a turn and placed it at a different location. The arms moved away from each other after placing the object and the motor moved in a backward direction. It stopped for a while and again took a turn, moving in the forward direction. This process was repeated whenever the sensor detected an object.
The students assembled the remote control device and operated the robot they created through the components of their Robotics kit with great efficiency and vigour.