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Título: Standard commercial education robotic platform: intermediate solution to teaching robotics
Autor: Dias, André
Dias, Nuno
Ferreira, Hugo
Campos, Daniela
Palavras-chave: Robotic education
Course management
Barriers for learning
Robot Operation System (ROS)
Data: 2011
Editora: IATED
Resumo: Teaching robotics to students at the beginning of their studies has become a huge challenge. Simulation environments can be an effective solution to that challenge where students can interact with simulated robots and have the first contact with robotic constraints. From our previous experience with simulation environments it was possible to observe that students with lower background knowledge in robotics where able to deal with a limited number of constraints, implement a simulated robotic platform and study several sensors. The question is: after this first phase what should be the best approach? Should the student start developing their own hardware? Hardware development is a very important part of an engineer's education but it can also be a difficult phase that could lead to discouragement and loss of motivation in some students. Considering the previous constraints and first year engineering students’ high abandonment rate it is important to develop teaching strategies to deal with this problem in a feasible way. The solution that we propose is the integration of a low-cost standard robotic platform WowWee Rovio as an intermediate solution between the simulation phase and the stage where the students can develop their own robots. This approach will allow the students to keep working in robotic areas such as: cooperative behaviour, perception, navigation and data fusion. The propose approach proved to be a motivation step not only for the students but also for the teachers. Students and teachers were able to reach an agreement between the level of demand imposed by the teachers and satisfaction/motivation of the students.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/6992
ISBN: 978-84-615-3324-4
ISSN: 2340-1095
Versão do Editor: http://library.iated.org/view/DIAS2011STA
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