The world of engineering and robotics is growing rapidly, with developments in the field of human augmentation; where robots augment human capabilities, empowering people to be more productive, healthy and creative regardless of physical limitations; Cyber-physical objects are fastly being developed to the extent of us seeing smart cities developing across the globe, with intelligent transportation and smart grids.
During this week, we will be delving into the world of ‘the internet of things’ (IoT). Experts are telling us that by 2020, the IoT will consist of 50 billion objects, from home automation or ‘smart devices such as our kitchen appliances controlled remotely via wifi, to heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm animals, automobiles with built-in sensors and field operation devices that assist the emergency services in search and rescue missions.
Using bespoke construction kit, ASSMBLR, specially designed by Exscitec engineers and coders, you will be tasked with designing and developing your own project from concept through to working prototypes using the engineering design process and learning habits of mind - how you overcome challenges within your project.
This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in engineering, robotics and programming. You do not need any prior knowledge or experience.
Richard joined Exscitec in 2002 and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UWE. A passionate engineer, Richard specialises in the development of bespoke STEM programmes, introducing current STEM teaching modules to hundreds of teachers and students across the UK and overseas.
Richard manages the design, promotion, delivery and logistics of Exscitec STEM programmes and courses and has responsibility for developing and extending our innovative STEM curriculum..