The purpose of this unit is to show the relationship between robotics and the medical field. With the advancement of medicine and the advancement of technology these fields are weaving and growing together. With needs in the medical field, it supports the development of new technologies, and with the development of new technology, it allows the advancement of medicine showing how science, medicine, and technology (Robotics) all overlap and support each other. This will also show possible careers in these fields.
This unit will be a total of eight, 87-minute periods. There will be three topics that will be covered with accompanying activities and projects, like how nature mimics robotic movement, history of prosthetics, and Da Vinci artist or machine. Each topic will be two 87-minute periods. One period will introduce the unit and talk about the topics that will be covered. The last period will be used to close the unit and have final group discussion with guiding questions to foster group discussion. When the unit is complete, students will understand how robotics and robotic principals are integrated in nature and the medical field.