PHYSICS 3050 Physics of Robotics and Sensors

Students will build their own autonomous robot. Students will learn and apply basic electronics, programming, physics concepts to develop their robot and create an interactive presentation on their creation. These robotics concepts will also be applied to important issues for industry and sustainability in the areas of automation, energy, and transportation. Lecture 1 period, Lab, 3 periods. Prerequisite(s): PHYSICS 1511 (880:054) and PHYSICS 1512 (880:056), or PHYSICS 1701 (880:130) and PHYSICS 1702 (880:131), or TECH 1037 (330:037) or CS 1510 (810:051). Other interested students with some experience in coding and/or electronics experience are encouraged to contact the instructor. (Same as TECH TEE 3050) (Variable)

Course details

Fall 2021
Class Nbr: 
Aug 23, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021
Meeting times: 
Tuesday, Thursday, 3-4:50pm
Physics Coursework for Iowa 5-12 Physics and All Science Endorsements - Open Cohort

Course delivery

Zoom & Blackboard (eLearning)

Zoom is a desktop video conferencing system allowing for real-time interaction between instructors and students and requires access to a high-speed Internet connection, a webcam, and a headset microphone. Blackboard is a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser.


Timothy Kidd

Enrollment information

Cohort members may request to enroll through Continuing and Distance Education. Enrollment is limited and offered as part of a cohort program. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Carolina Wilson

Continuing and Distance Education

(319) 273-2121