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Using autonomous robotics to teach science and engineering

Randall D. Beer, Hillel J. Chiel, Richard F. Drushel
1999 Communications of the ACM  
Acknowledgments The initial development of this course was funded by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and recent offerings have been supported by funds from the Case Alumni Association  ...  In addition, we would like to thank Leslie Picardo, Alan Calvitti, Brian Yamauchi, and a dedicated staff of undergraduate "alumni" of the course for their invaluable volunteer help in setting up and running  ...  Therefore, students often put considerable effort into developing a software architecture that allows the many behavioral capabilities required of a contest robot to be smoothly integrated and tested.  ... 
doi:10.1145/303849.303866 fatcat:i7nlwkxojfg3pgnzenzr3kbphy

Educational Robotics: Platforms, Competitions and Expected Learning Outcomes

Salomi Evripidou, Kyriakoula Georgiou, Lefteris Doitsidis, Angelos A. Amanatiadis, Zinon Zinonos, Savvas A. Chatzichristofis
2020 IEEE Access  
In addition, educational robotics can also be utilized for fostering and promoting the development of skills.  ...  ASIA The Asia-Pacific Broadcast Union Robot Contest (ABU Robocon) is a themed based robotic competition for higher education.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3042555 fatcat:gzcsfz5wmrannirj2x35phxt7q

Design of an Open Platform for Multi-Disciplinary Approach in Project-Based Learning of an EPICS Class

Ha Quang Thinh Ngo, Mai-Ha Phan
2019 Electronics  
Last but not least, students are facilitated with a free library that helps to control simply despite lacking experience in robotics or automation.  ...  The educational program, created in digital learning rooms of the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) program supported by Arizona State University, became a pioneer in teaching learners  ...  -Second student "Firstly, the contest is sponsored by Arizona State university. All documents are written in English so I can develop my English skills, one of the most important skills for students.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics8020200 fatcat:lsndc6t2kjhdhpanvuwwdd44le

Mobile Robotics in Education and Research [chapter]

Georgios A.
2011 Mobile Robots - Current Trends  
Mobile Robotics in Education and Research 29 the development of countless of robotics software tools and programming languages (i.e.  ...  This and the fact that using mobile robots in education is an appealing way of promoting research and development in robotics, science and technology, has triggered a revolution of mobile robotics education  ...  Mobile robot www.intechopen.com Mobile Robotics in Education and Research 45 contests are recognized by the scientific community as a way for the development of research.  ... 
doi:10.5772/26295 fatcat:kzg3m6q2ojfg5efvbjzvspfz2a

Project-Based Learning in Embedded Systems Education Using an FPGA Platform

Akash Kumar, Shakith Fernando, Rajesh C Panicker
2013 IEEE Transactions on Education  
The project in the real-time embedded systems course has students develop a five-a-side soccer system on multiple field-programmable gate array (FPGA) boards using embedded processors.  ...  With embedded systems becoming ubiquitous, there is a growing need to teach and train engineers to be well-versed in their design and development.  ...  They donated licenses for their ISE Embedded Edition, sponsored the prizes for the top three teams and sponsored a trip to Beijing for the top team to participate in an open hardware contest [24].  ... 
doi:10.1109/te.2013.2246568 fatcat:kc7p6ctx65emlh5jpxtqu5eydu

Introducing IoT Competencies to First-Year University Students With The Tiles Toolkit

Simone Mora, Francesco Gianni, Stefano Nichele, Monica Divitini
2018 Proceedings of the 7th Computer Science Education Research Conference on ZZZ - CSERC '18  
Tiles is composed by a set of 150 cards and a workshop procedure for collaborative ideation.  ...  We performed a user study with 60 computer science students to investigate how Tiles can be used as an experiential learning tool to develop basic knowledge in IoT and to train design thinking skills.  ...  We thank participants of our study and Oslo Metropolitan University TAs and staff for providing support to the workshop.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3289406.3289410 fatcat:jkohkk62hbcuple5udhrrsvh7q

Deliverable 1.2: Framework

Julian M. Angel-Fernandez, Ivaylo Gueorguiev, Pavel Varbonov, Annalise Duca, Wilfried Lepuschitz, Chronis Kynigos, Miroslav Stola, Carina Girvan, Lara Lammer
2018 Zenodo  
In this first version of the framework just two processes are developed (i) designing a pedagogical activity and (ii) implementing a conference.  ...  To achieve this, the framework introduces a macro-process that later is adapted to each one of the stakeholders' needs (i.e. teachers, organizers of educational activities, and educational researchers)  ...  The top down approach is based on bibliography about the skills developed or those that can be pursued when educational robotics are used.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1471378 fatcat:dpukyb5m7jetvjipdh7nshvuv4

Thursday sessions

2011 2011 Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE)  
A set of course modules has been designed to take a fresh look at the engineering knowledge and skills required for current and emerging energy challenges.  ...  As energy technology evolves to meet demands for development and ecological sustainability, engineers need to have up-to-date skills and knowledge to meet the creative challenges our energy problems demand  ...  , demands for skillful engineers for developing higher application of embedded systems increase in the industry.  ... 
doi:10.1109/fie.2011.6143155 fatcat:imkz5klofbe3bl42dkrhm5h6du

Improved Dijkstra Algorithm for Mobile Robot Path Planning and Obstacle Avoidance

Shaher Alshammrei, Sahbi Boubaker, Lioua Kolsi
2022 Computers Materials & Continua  
Optimal path planning avoiding obstacles is among the most attractive applications of mobile robots (MRs) in both research and education.  ...  For this aim, the MR was equipped with an ultrasonic sensor used as obstacle detector. If an obstacle is found, the MR updates its diagraph by excluding the corresponding node.  ...  A hardware platform and a software algorithm have been developed in [32] for a car system.  ... 
doi:10.32604/cmc.2022.028165 fatcat:fktdsiznyvek7n77ychmc6lcde

Mechatronic Experiments Course Design: A Myoelectric Controlled Partial-Hand Prosthesis Project

T.-T. Pan, P.-L. Fan, H.K. Chiang, R.-S. Chang, J.-A. Jiang
2004 IEEE Transactions on Education  
Moreover, since the project results in a working prosthesis, student enthusiasm for mechatronic education increases, and they see its relevance to the field in applied engineering.  ...  This paper describes a proposed laboratory project involving the design of a myoelectric-controlled partial-hand prosthesis to reinforce mechatronic education.  ...  The authors' experience of other courses suggests that such a design contest will provide students with useful design experience and motivate the development of new courseware materials for the faculty  ... 
doi:10.1109/te.2004.825528 fatcat:y2oe4p754rgg7kvjg2fqn27g7y

Building Digital Skills at Primary School – Sormative Regulation and Pedagogical Practice in Bulgaria
Формиране на дигитални умения в начална училищна възраст – нормативна база и практика в образователната система в България

Rumyana Papancheva, University "Prof. Dr Asen Zlatarov", Burgas, Rumyana Karadimitrova, Kosta Garov, Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", Plovdiv, Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski", Plovdiv
2018 Education and Technologies Journal  
of IITE, Dendev Badarch, to the chief of the section "Early childhood, primary and inclusive education", Natalia Tokareva, for excellent and highly supportive project management, and to the IITE staff  ...  illustrations which they created with the help of computers to liven up this report; the local and regional education authorities who approved and supported our study; Professor Bernard Cornu for hosting  ...  a good deal of developmental testing.  ... 
doi:10.26883/2010.181.834 fatcat:i7knugtx7zdxrmgr4llgh6t4iq

Britchenko Igor. University as a core of e-learning ecosystem/Polishchuk Y., Kornyliuk A., Britchenko I.//14th conference reader, Prague: Center for Higher Education Studies Location: Microsoft, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC Date: JUN 20-21, 2019. – P. 309-319 [article]

Igor Britchenko, Polishchuk Yevhenia, Kornyliuk Anna
2020 figshare.com  
As a result, schoolchildren are receiving a toolkit for basic data analysis, developing own business plan and adopting evidencebased decisions.  ...  In addition, to develop a set of recommendations to the universities of collaboration roadmap.  ...  The research is part of the project "Learn to proGrAME", a Sparkling Science project which is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research via the OeAD (Austrian Agency  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.13330865.v2 fatcat:cduog2cknfcyzdvnmihqylawdu

Libraries for the future: the role of IT utilities in the transformation of academic libraries

Elizabeth Tait, Konstantina Martzoukou, Peter Reid
2016 Palgrave Communications  
Acknowledgements This work was funded by the IT as a Utility Network+ under the RCUK Digital Economy Programme. Grant reference: EP/K003569/1. Additional information  ...  and skills development for staff.  ...  In a fast growing international education environment there are new challenges created for academic library staff that call for an investment in skills development and continuous improvements on the basis  ... 
doi:10.1057/palcomms.2016.70 fatcat:jmc72kge3zhgfiejnj46ml5txu

What is robotics made of? The interdisciplinary politics of robotics research

Ola Michalec, Cian O'Donovan, Mehdi Sobhani
2021 Humanities and Social Sciences Communications  
AbstractUnder framings of grand challenges, robotics has been proposed as a solution to a wide range of societal issues such as road safety, ageing society, economic productivity and climate change.  ...  Using a novel mixed-method approach combining bibliometrics, desk-based analysis and fieldwork, this article builds a narrative of interdisciplinarity at the UK's largest public robotics lab, the Bristol  ...  Many thanks to BRL researchers for participating in interviews and workshops, as well as to Becky Upton for helpful comments on the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1057/s41599-021-00737-6 fatcat:kjssvcwxxvbitb5ksrts5kubre

Neuro-Competence Approach for Sustainable Engineering

Susana Suarez-Fernandez de Miranda, Francisco Aguayo-González, María Jesús Ávila-Gutiérrez, Antonio Córdoba-Roldán
2021 Sustainability  
In this sense, connectivism has been called a learning theory for the digital era; this is the reason why a review of the state-of-the-art developments of this paradigm focused on engineering has been  ...  Moreover, competence has always been a priority for both the professional and the company.  ...  environment for the development of neurocompetences for sustainability supported by ICT in the contest of the emerging needs of dual education and training.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13084389 fatcat:4e2hicfiubc47cwik6xiu4dfzq
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