Robotics Design and Innovation allows students to design, program, and test innovative technological designs related to robotic systems. Topics involve mechanics, pneumatics, control technologies, computer fundamentals, programmable control technologies, and related college and career opportunities. Throughout the course, students work in small teams to design, build, program and optimize robots to perform a variety of predesignated tasks. The end goal of the course is to successfully compete in the school-based robotics competition. Students who enjoy this course are highly encouraged to join the high school robotics competitive VEX EDR team. PC or Mac-based laptop required. Tablets and Chromebooks are not acceptable.