What is Robotics?

Essentially, a robot is a mechanical device that can be programmed to follow a set of instructions.

The robot has a processing unit, sensors to perceive its environment, and motors and actuators to move its limbs or wheels. It may speak, make other sounds, or flash with lights and colours in response to the environment as per instructions.

Robots need the ability to follow programmed instructions and not just be controlled remotely.

There are many different programming and building platforms that can be utilized to teach this important STEM focus, such as LEGO robotics, VEX robotics, VEX IQ robotics, NAO robots,  and many more.