# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Electronics Systems III Task 1190989598

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Troubleshoot a malfunctioning robot.


Troubleshooting should include

  • applying the design process
  • selecting the appropriate hardware and software for the program solution
  • identifying the required tools
  • modifying the robot’s program.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are some questions to ask when troubleshooting?
  • How does one isolate the problem to software, firmware, or hardware?
  • What systems can malfunction on a robot?
  • How can test instruments facilitate electronic equipment troubleshooting?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will debug a program using appropriate techniques (e.g., appropriately placed controlled breaks, the printing of intermediate results, other debugging tools available in the programming environment), and identify the difference among syntax errors, runtime errors, and logic errors.



The student will investigate and demonstrate an understanding of the nature of science, scientific reasoning, and logic. Key concepts include
  1. analysis of scientific sources to develop and refine research hypotheses;
  2. analysis of how science explains and predicts relationships;
  3. evaluation of evidence for scientific theories;
  4. examination of how new discoveries result in modification of existing theories or establishment of new paradigms; and
  5. construction and defense of a scientific viewpoint.

Other Related Standards

Common Career Technical Core


Apply the knowledge learned in STEM to solve problems.

ITEEA National Standards

10. The Role of Troubleshooting, Research and Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving


12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems


13. Assess the Impact of Products and Systems


16. Energy and Power Technologies


TSA Competitive Events



Engineering Design


System Control Technology