Central Luzon State University (CLSU) has joined forces with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) to advance its robotics capabilities in the field of agriculture. In a two-day training workshop held at the CLSU Precision and Digital Agriculture Center (PreDiCt), the university showcased its commitment to embracing innovative technologies.
Working in collaboration with experts from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, the workshop provided participants with a hands-on experience in constructing robots and applying their information technology (IT) and engineering skills. The workshop covered a wide range of topics, including the use of VEX motors, precision control through the bump sensor, wireless controller operation, creative robot modifications, and programming specifically tailored for the VEX Robot.
The workshop was attended by faculty members from CLSU’s IT Department, Engineering Sciences Department, and the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, highlighting the university’s multidisciplinary approach to incorporating robotics in agriculture.
To cap off the event, a robot competition was held. Participants demonstrated their newfound knowledge and skills by showcasing the capabilities of their robots and exploring the full potential of various sensors.
This collaborative initiative between CLSU and Searca is a pivotal step towards integrating cutting-edge technologies and smart farming practices into agriculture. By positioning CLSU at the forefront of agricultural engineering, this partnership aims to drive the institution’s progress towards harnessing the power of robotics in enhancing productivity and sustainability in the agricultural sector.
What is VEX Robotics?
VEX Robotics is a robotics platform that allows users to build, program, and compete with their own robotic creations. It offers a wide range of components and sensors, enabling students and enthusiasts to explore the field of robotics.
What were the key topics covered in the workshop?
The workshop covered various aspects of VEX Robotics, including mastering VEX motors, leveraging the bump sensor for precision, using the wireless controller, creative robot modifications, and development of programs tailored for the VEX Robot.
Who attended the workshop?
The workshop was attended by faculty members from CLSU’s IT Department, Engineering Sciences Department, and the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, who are actively engaged in integrating robotics into their respective fields.