Engineering is problem solving. Specifically, engineering is the application of practical and scientific knowledge to a methodical problem solving process. Unit 1 described a commonly used design process, but only briefly touched on the types of knowledge engineers need to utilize it effectively. This unit will provide budding robot designers with a beginners look at two topics helpful for solving problems in this field. To get more in-depth information on these topics, students should consider pursuing higher education in an engineering or science field.