Robotics is a branch of engineering that involves the conception, design, manufacture, and operation of robots. It is a programmable mechanical device that can perform tasks and interact with its environment without the aid of human interaction. Robotics is the science and technology behind the design, manufacturing and application of robots.
The goal of the Robotics Program is to increase upper elementary, junior high, and high school students’ motivation to excel in math and science and better prepare them for college careers in Engineering, Pre-Med, Computer Science and Education through hands-on learning experiences, building and programming robots. Technology has become a vehicle for reaching not only the top students but also students that might not otherwise be interested in math and science unless they can see an exciting, real-life application for the acquired knowledge.