Robotics Team Roles

ENGINEERING PROCESS

Each team works through the processes below. Individual team members be responsible for specific engineering elements each project cycle.

RESEARCH

  • Identify problem
  • Research current solutions
  • Understand requirements
  • Brainstorm solutions
  • Develop concept prototypes

PLAN

  • Outline strategy
  • Identify specifications
  • Develop schedule

PROTOTYPE

  • Build working prototype
  • Conduct design reviews

TEST

  • Iteratively improve
  • Revise, etc.

PROJECT RESPONSIBLITIES

and PRODUCT RUBRIC

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Identify problem, research current solutions, understand requirements, brainstorm solutions, develop concept prototypes and complete the software program, while making written comments in the software for that unit or section.

Points 4 – Advanced 3 – Proficient 2 – Basic 1 – Below Basic 0
Daily Tasks On task from bell to bell and communicates and works well with team On task most of the class and communicates and works well with team On task most of the class and / or does not communicate or work well with team Observed off task numerous times and / or does not communicate well with team Absent or off task
Teamwork Helped other team members solve the problems they faced while successfully completing their own Worked well with team members, was pleasant and helpful, listened well and shared the responsibilities while successfully completing own tasks Although there was disagreement the student completed the project Had difficulty working with team members and the instructor had to manage the teams behavior Absent or did not contribute to a positive working atmosphere
Product Program runs successfully with detailed comments that make the code easy to understand

Uses smallest amount of memory used to accomplish the task – use of loops, My Blocks , etc.

Program runs successfully, some comments are included

Program efficiency attempted: Some use of loops, My Blocks , etc.

Program runs successfully without comments

No efficiency in programming attempted

Program runs partially Program doesn’t run

HARDWARE ENGINEER

Build working prototype, conduct design reviews and complete modifications, as necessary, for that unit or section.

Points 4 – Advanced 3 – Proficient 2 – Basic 1 – Below Basic 0
Daily Tasks On task from bell to bell and communicates and works well with team On task most of the class and communicates and works well with team On task most of the class and / or does not communicate or work well with team Observed off task numerous times and / or does not communicate well with team Absent or off task
Teamwork Helped other team members solve the problems they faced while successfully completing their own Worked well with team members, was pleasant and helpful, listened well and shared the responsibilities while successfully completing own tasks Although there was disagreement the student completed the project Had difficulty working with team members and the instructor had to manage the teams behavior Absent or did not contribute to a positive working atmosphere
Product Great care taken in construction process so that the robot is neat, robust, attractive and the electrical components are attached accurately.

Takes a licking and keeps on ticking, repeatable performance, doesn’t require tweaking between runs, doesn’t introduce unwanted friction or imbalance, etc.

Construction was careful and accurate for the most part, but 1-2 details could have been refined for a more robust and attractive product.

One or two repeated performances, doesn’t require tweaking between runs

Construction accurately followed the plans, but 3-4 details could have been refined for a robust and more attractive product. Construction appears careless or haphazard. Many details need refinement for a robust or attractive robot. Nothing constructed

PROJECT MANAGER

Outline strategy and plan, identify specifications, develop schedule of who does what when, assist team members as needed and take daily notes detailing group work.

Points 4 – Advanced 3 – Proficient 2 – Basic 1 – Below Basic 0
Daily Tasks On task from bell to bell and communicates and works well with team On task most of the class and communicates and works well with team On task most of the class and / or does not communicate or work well with team Observed off task numerous times and / or does not communicate well with team Absent or off task
Teamwork Helped other team members solve the problems they faced while successfully completing their own Worked well with team members, was pleasant and helpful, listened well and shared the responsibilities while successfully completing own tasks Although there was disagreement the student completed the project Had difficulty working with team members and the instructor had to manage the teams behavior Absent or did not contribute to a positive working atmosphere
Product Successfully and consistently complete all elements:

  1. Identified and secured required resources before needed
  2. Identified rate-limiting steps (bottlenecks) and reallocated team resources to maximize overall team efficiency (no shovel leaning)
  3. Documented and revised project plan/schedule
  4. Completed detailed report based on daily notes
Successfully and semi-consistently complete most elements:

  1. Identified and secured required resources before needed
  2. Identified rate-limiting steps (bottlenecks) and reallocated team resources to maximize overall team efficiency (no shovel leaning)
  3. Documented and revised project plan/schedule
  4. Completed detailed report based on daily notes
With some success and semi-consistently completed most elements:

  1. Identified and secured required resources before needed
  2. Identified rate-limiting steps (bottlenecks) and reallocated team resources to maximize overall team efficiency (no shovel leaning)
  3. Documented and revised project plan/schedule
  4. Completed detailed report based on daily notes
Little or no leadership observed and / or no written work completed No leadership observed

GROUP RUBRIC

4 – Advanced 3 – Proficient 2 – Basic 1 – Below Basic 0
Everyone does job, robot runs great The Project is not only completed but shows extensive effort and multiple levels of complexity. All participants were heavily involved A few people do the job, robot runs
good A project is completed that shows considerable effort and involved all participants and is ready to present on time
Only one person is working, everyone
else slacking; no robot present. Subjects are not on task and have partially completed or shows little effort or no work at all.
Everyone leaning on a shovel Negative toward other groups / poor sportsmanship

PROJECT (BKM) REPORT RUBRIC

Points 4 – Advanced 3 – Proficient 2 – Basic 1 – Below Basic 0
Data Analysis / Engineering Method Make reasonable predictions based on prior knowledge

Correctly gather and record all data

Make predictions based on prior knowledge

Correctly gather and record most data

Predictions are irrational and not based on prior knowledge

Correctly gather and record some data

No predictions made

Data is not gathered or recorded correctly

Writing an Analytical Paragraph Paragraph includes:

A topic statement accurately presenting information.

A detailed explanation of how the results of the engineering method/process (brainstorming, research, prototypes, spec’s, schedule, design iterations, etc.)

Paragraph includes:

A topic statement semi-accurately presenting information.

A partially detailed explanation of how the results of the engineering method/process (brainstorming, research, prototypes, spec’s, schedule, design iterations, etc.)

Paragraph includes:

A topic statement semi-accurately presenting information.

Little detailed explained

Partial paragraph with incomplete material
Summary Student uses only 1-3 sentences to describe clearly what was learned Student uses several sentences to accurately describe what was learned Student summarizes some of what was learned in a sentence or two, though it is not very clear what was learned Student has great difficulty summarizing what was learned
Observation Clear, accurate, dated notes are cited regularly Dated, clear, accurate notes are cited occasionally Dated, notes are cited occasionally, but accuracy of notes might be questionable Notes rarely cited or of little use
Reflection Properly reflects on accuracy or inaccuracies of previous inferences Makes some reflections on accuracy or inaccuracies of previous inferences Minimally and/or incorrectly reflects on previous inferences Does not make reference to previous inferences
Vocabulary Exhibits skillful use of vocabulary that is precise and purposeful Exhibits reasonable use of vocabulary that is precise and purposeful Exhibits minimal use of vocabulary that is precise and purposeful Lacks use of vocabulary that is precise and purposeful
Grammar / Spelling 0-1 errors; complete sentences; correct tenses;good word order; agreement for capitalization and punctuation

0 spelling errors

2-3 errors; mostly complete sentences; mostly correct tenses; good word order; agreement for capitalization and punctuation

1-2 spelling errors

4-5 errors; some complete sentences; frequent errors in tense; word order questionable; mostly agreement for capitalization and punctuation

3-4 spelling errors

6+ errors; weak sentences; many tense errors; poor word order; poor agreement for capital letters and punctuation

5+ spelling errors

BKM / Take-aways and Connections Captures salient points in concise and accessible language Captures some salient points in nearly-concise and mostly accessible language Attempt made to capture salient points but language is not very concise and nor accessible Unsuccessful attempt made to capture salient points and language is not very concise and nor accessible

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

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