2022 bESTology-Week 9

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bESTology-Week 9 Am I All I Can Be?


  • Function
  • Autonomous Function or Not


Students will understand what an Autonomous Function is and is programming meeting the autonomous need. 


Students will further examine the functioning and meaning of Autonomous Robotics and what is not Autonomous Function with robots.

Research/Reflect/Brainstorm – Time to think and expand your knowledge! 

Grab your BEST Journal, notebook or online doc for notes to document your learning. Use various sources such as books, magazines, and websites from below to learn  more about energy, forms of energy, consequences, and possibilities.

Use various sources such as the links and videos below, textbooks, magazines etc. to answer the
Essential Questions: 

  • How is a Gyroscope a sensor? 
  • What are some of the ways a Gyroscope is a sensor?
  • How do sensors and a Gyroscope support the function and purpose of automation?

Online Resources – list all links to material useful for research about the lesson topic

    1. BEST.org 
    2. Functions of Robots
    3. Guide to Autonomous Functions
    4. Type of Robots and Superior Functions
    5. Autonomous Robots
    6. Tech Explained: Autonomous Robots
    7. Augmented Autonomy: The Future of Autonomous Robots 
    8. Creating a Functional Path with Sensors
    9. Functions for Autonomous Robots-Video
    10. Intelligent Control for Autonomous Robots-Video
    11. The Difference of Autonomous and Remote Controlled Robots-Video  
    12. AMRs in Action-Video


Activity – In small collaborative groups or individually share your learning with your team and school or community. Creation instructions for the different activities are accessed by the links.

BEST Connection – make connection(s) between the lesson and BEST Robotics program

  • Create an entry for your Engineering Notebook sharing what you learned from your research and how it will help your team.
  • Create an infographic or poster sharing information what Autonomous Function for your Engineering Notebook

Community Connection – make connection(s) between the lesson and your community

Digital Citizenship

  • Be sure to cite the sources and resources you used for your learning and projects by creating a Bibliography page in your project with the name of the websites and URL addresses
  • Be sure to include the sources and resources used in your Engineering Notebook by adding the name of the websites, books etc. and the URL address

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Remember-content vocabulary: autonomic, autonomous, human interaction, order picking, zones, fulfillment, warehouse, 

Understand-research to learn more about automation and autonomous

Apply-taking notes and synthesizing meaning from resources to build their knowledge 

Analyze-determine the pros and cons of automation and autonomous

Evaluate-resources used for research to answer questions and develop notebook entry 

Create-Engineering Notebook entry, Activity/Project completed and shared

Workforce Skills

Critical Thinking, Analyzing and Evaluating information, Creating, Writing, Research, Communication, Problem Solving, Collaboration


Automatic, autonomous, quality, controlled, human interaction, sensors strategies, gyroscopes,
methods, design, function, orientation, mapping, navigation

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