Presentation on theme: "Robotics Science/ Technology Project Lesson 2. Hospital robots cut hospital pharmacy bill A robotic pharmacy has improved safety and saved money at a."— Presentation transcript:
Hospital robots cut hospital pharmacy bill A robotic pharmacy has improved safety and saved money at a new Scottish hospital, according to hospital bosses. Managers at the Forth Valley Royal hospital in Larbert said a £400,000 automated pharmacy has saved £700,000 off the hospital's drugs bill. They said the system had freed up staff time to care for patients at the new £300m hospital.
The Robot’s Job It's also reduced errors at the point of picking and dispensing and staff as they are now able to work up beside the patients, checking their medicines as patients come into the hospital. Drugs being delivered to the hospital are tipped into a giant hopper. A conveyor belt moves them along to a machine which reads the barcodes. Three robots then stack them onto shelves, according to a system designed for the robots and known only by them. There are back-up generators and it would take a catastrophic failure to stop all three robots working.
Let’s have a look at how the Robots are working in our local hospital! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- tayside-central-11552610
Key Points about our project... Our first task is to build the robot, make sure it works and to practice driving it. This gives you a chance to work with some of the latest electronic technology. The electronics in Robokid is very similar to the electronics in mobile phones, MP3 players, cameras, games consoles, cars, computers and plasma screen TVs. You will be working as a team of engineers to build, use and look after your robot. It is quite robust but will be damaged if you drop it or stand on it. Look after it and keep it in its box when you are not using it.
Today’s Task... Learning Objective Decide on a group name and have photograph taken Build and test a small electronic robot vehicle in preparation for other activities
Steps of Lesson Get into our teams and decide on team names Watch Activity 1 videos Build: Each team will be given activity 1 worksheet (1 per team). Please be careful not to lose any of the small parts and to use the cardboard box to keep the loose parts as they build the robot. Test the robot
Group Names You have five minutes to come up with a group name for your team. Think carefully about this as you this name will be used in all activities and in our display. While you are working, I will come round and take a photograph of each group.
‘Build Videos’ It is very important that you watch these videos carefully. Both videos demonstrate the steps that you will have to carry out to complete Activity One. Take particular care with where the wires go! This is one of the most common problems as to why the Robots don’t work as people have put them in the wrong place!! PART 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFCfiEa7dII&feature=player_embedded#at=13 PART 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abbJYOfb6-E&feature=player_embedded
Worksheet 1 http://www.robokid.org.uk/Activity%201%20pupil%20worksheet%2 0A.pdf Here is the first worksheet that each team will be given. This sheet shows the steps on to begin building the robot. I will show you which steps we will carry out today.
Self Test Sheet This worksheet will also be given to each team. This test is used to ensure that the robot is built and wired correctly and that there are no hardware faults in the robot. http://www.robokid.org.uk/Activity%201%20pupil%20worksheet%2 0B.pdf
The main issue during the build sequence has been incorrect wiring of the motors. Please do the following visual check of the motor wiring before switching ON. Self Test Sheet
BLACK wire for LEFT motor should be connected to LEFT connector clamp 1 RED wire for LEFT motor should be connected to LEFT connector clamp 2 BLACK wire for RIGHT motor should be connected to RIGHT connector clamp 1 RED wire for RIGHT motor should be connected to RIGHT connector clamp 2 Visual Check
Packing up Please make sure that you remove the u-bend wires and place the robot carefully into the box as shown in the video. Your robot will now be ready for use in the next lesson.