Robotics

Robotics

Robotics

Studying robotics at The ISF Academy allows students to learn about both land-based and water-based robotics. The Shuyuan Science team works closely with the Design and Technology Department to ensure all students have an opportunity to learn about robotics.

The Underwater Robotics course is offered after school and during the Big Learning Day. Each year, we enter teams in The Hong Kong Underwater Robotic Challenge, organized by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Hong Kong (IET) and The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Centre. This is a regional competition in which teams from Hong Kong, China, Macau, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand participate. Working in teams, students build an underwater robot and test their robots in the Academy’s dedicated water tank. During autumn, students build the basic frame of the robot and test it for a variety of simple commands. The details of the competition are confirmed in January of each year. The IET/MATE competition also requires a written technical report, poster session and an oral presentation. The goal of the course is to learn how to design, build and control a robot in an underwater environment; and to learn the basic controls and sensor functions to perform the required tasks underwater.

The Land-Based Robotics course includes a Pre-Robotics course for Primary school students and a Robotics Challenge course for Secondary school students. The Pre-Robotics course teaches students the fundamentals of all mechanical systems and basic machines used to build larger-scale and more complex robots. LEGO educational building materials are used for all projects. The Robotics Challenge course teaches students programming and sensor control functions to allow for a variety of complex operations. We use the LEGO EV3 operating system for all projects. Students can choose to enter the World Robotic Olympiad regional competition, held each year in Hong Kong.

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