Student Program

Emergency Bots

With a focus on coding, mechanical systems, and engineering design, students tackle a range of emergency missions using high-tech ground and air robots drones). Students are introduced to coding using block code and Python programming with both land- and air-based robots.

Emergency Bots


1 day


Bendigo Tech School

Learning Program Overview

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Through a series of challenges that centre around Australian emergency response situations, students will be encouraged to use creative thinking and collaboration to produce solutions that fulfil a user brief. Students will use robot sensor inputs and explore how robots make decisions. They will also explore the potential benefits and drawbacks of mechanical outputs and movements. By the end of this fast-paced introduction to coding, students will have experienced the advantages of using Design Thinking and working collaboratively while rapid prototyping.

Curriculum Focus:

  • Digital Technologies
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Critical and Creative Thinking

Technology Utilised:

  • Drones
  • DJI RoboMaster
  • EV3 LegoMindstorms

Student Outcomes:

  • Program a robot in a group using block-code software or Python.
  • Explore how robots are being used in rescue services industry.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Design Thinking model as a creative problem-solving tool.



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03 5444 7113
Level 3, Engineering & Technology Building,
La Trobe University,
Sharon Street, Flora Hill