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Future of Household Automation


In this course, students will investigate the innovative advancements in smart home products being integrated into our lives. By applying design thinking, they will construct to program their own smart robotic vacuum. Students will also justify their interpretation for the future of smart homes by analysing information. They will nurture their problem-solving skill and growth mindset in a practical immersive learning environment which is essential for their personal development and success. FlipRobot Future of Household Automation course is offered to students in year 6-8 to learn at home through online live delivery with our certified coaches.

Certificate on Completion
Own the robotic hardware kit and software for continuous learning
Background on Future of Household Automation

This is an example of current research and developments  for future robotic home automation. Source: TRI

Module 1

  • Smart Homes Challenge Briefing

  • Smart Vacuum Assembly

  • Home vacuum test run

Module 2

  • Introduction to Smart Homes 

  • Automated vacuum programming: line coding

  • Computational Thinking to break down lines of code

  • Smart Home Challenge 1: Line Coded Vacuum

Module 3

  • Introduction to microswitches

  • Basic A.I. programming through microswitches

  • Design Thinking techniques to plan out efficient cleaning routes

  • Smart Home Challenge 2: Automated Smart Vacuum 

Module 4

  • Final Smart Home Practical Challenge

  • Final Smart Home Presentation Challenge

  • Learning Outcomes 

  • Embody the growth mindset principle and practice

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Course Outline
  • Construct a conceptual solution robotics design for a robotic vacuum in a smart home environment

  • Learn the basics of Artificial Intelligence to program the robot to make autonomous decisions

  • Assemble robotic structures by using mechanical engineering and different hardware features

  • Design an advanced algorithm logic flow 

  • Apply computational and design thinking into practice

  • Critically evaluate the current household automation technology to propose a viable design solution to a future household automation related problem

  • Acquire knowledge to program and calibrate motors to control the robot's mobility 

  • Master their skills using FlipCode to program ultrasonic and microswitches to govern robotic movements 

  • Embody the growth mindset principle into practice

Learning Outcomes
  • Age-group suitability: Years 6 to 8 

  • Duration: 16 hours course

  • Prerequisite requirements: None

  • Class format: Live online teaching via Zoom. Robotic assembly and coding by students at home. Interaction between teacher and students live online

  • System requirements: 

    • Windows 10 version 1809 and above (64 bits)

    • If using ChromeOS, users will require to install the FlipRobot Chrome extension

    • Support macOS but not iOS​

    • An Internet connection and an internet browser

    • Zoom video conference application

    • A computer with a camera, mic, speaker (or headphones)

  • We will require a physical delivery address to send the FlipRobot hardware kit.

Course Details

From: 2:00 PM

To: 6:00 PM

Sept-Oct School Holidays


Future of Household Automation

Monday to Thursday

From: 28 Sep 2020

To: 1 Oct 2020

Class no longer available

Sept-Oct School Holidays


Future of Household Automation

Monday to Thursday

From: 5 Oct 2020

To: 8 Oct 2020

From: 9:00 AM

To: 1:00 PM

Term 4 , 2020


Future of Household Automation


From: 12 Oct 2020

To: 30 Nov 2020

From: 4:00 PM

To: 6:00 PM





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