Do you have any ideas for ways to teach students about parts feeders in industry?
Imagine a project that incorporates VEX pneumatics, 3D printing, CAD design, and Robotics all in one! That’s exactly what we did here. I taxed one of my students with this “Going Beyond” activity: Design a pneumatic parts feeder using what you have learned in CIM class so far, and here is what he came up with!
Riley Lordon & Savannah Johnson, juniors at Cazenovia HS took what they learned in Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) class last year and brought it to life in Michigan this week. They presented “Industrial Robots in the Classroom” at the SME Headquarters in Southfield Michigan to many members of the SME Education Foundation as well as their sponsors.
They built a robotic workcell which simulated a grinding operation that included an electric turntable parts feeder that they made, a grinder made out of VEX components, and a Dobot Magician robot. It was a closed loop system that used inputs and outputs with the Dobot to complete the task and then palletize the final product.
For activities to use in your classroom for the Dobot Magician click HERE.
Riley & Savannah show off the new presentations to one of the SMEEF board members.
Great to see more girls than boys at SME Education Foundation headquarters!
The E in STEM also stand for English as well as Engineering! Here's a Haiku to prove it.
Riley shows what the Dobot can do in Southfield Michigan, right outside of Detroit.
Savannah & Riley are ready to present "Industrial Robots in the Classroom" at SMEEF HQ.
Well, It depends on who and when you ask. A better question is: “What’s your job?” That makes it easier to tell because robots are much better at boring, monotonous, and dangerous tasks that humans don’t want, or shouldn’t be doing in the first place. But then along comes AI, or Artificial Intelligence, and now robots may really be able to think soon. Is your job safe? Read the articles below and form your own opinion.
Compiled below are a few articles to help you form your own opinion. Click on the pictures below to read the article.
From NBC News:
Will robots take your job? Humans ignore the coming AI revolution at their peril.