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Intro to Robotics

Intro to Robotics

What do drones, thermostats and Wii systems have in common? They all need to take measurements from their environment and apply programmed logic in order to fly in the correct direction, keep the temperature of a room comfortable, and accurately capture your movements to win a game. Engineers across all disciplines use automation and robotics to control everyday devices, whole manufacturing plants, and the environment around us. The objective of this course is to provide an introductory experience to the field of robotics. You will learn how to use a variety of sensors, build simple circuits, and program Arduinos to design your own automated system. Students, working in small hands-on teams, will be presented with several authentic design challenges.

The program also lets students experience what it’s like to study and play on Illinois Tech Mies (Main) Campus.


Completion of one year of high school


July 25 - August 3, 2017, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Illinois Tech Mies (Main) Campus


$1,000 USD per student


  • Design, construct, and program robots for specific activities and scenarios
  • Acquire basic knowledge of the field of robotics
  • Receive two hours of transfer credit for the course
  • Apply course credit as a technical or general elective to IIT’s engineering curriculum

Course completion does not guarantee admission to Illinois Tech. Credits may not transfer to other colleges and universities.

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