Integrating first robotics program with university curriculum

A. D. Tonkonogui, P. Bell, Angela Rae Linse, A. V. Mamishev

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Abstract

FIRST Robotics is a growing program that links high schools, universities, industry, and communities in a unique multi-faceted environment. The program seeks to address the deficiency in science and engineering programs in grade school education by setting up a mentorship system in which high school students are challenged to design and build a robot in six weeks. The emphasis on robotics in the activity title of the program is often misleading, as it does not reflect the complex interdisciplinary environment in which students develop. This article seeks to dispel frequently encountered preconceived misconceptions and to highlight the largescale and cross-disciplinary aspects of a typical participating team. The integration of goals of this program into a two-quarter university-level senior capstone design sequence is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, RA 2007 and Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Telematics
Pages146-151
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event13th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, RA 2007 and Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Telematics - Wurzburg, Germany
Duration: Aug 29 2007Aug 31 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, RA 2007 and Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Telematics

Other

Other13th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, RA 2007 and Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Telematics
CountryGermany
CityWurzburg
Period8/29/078/31/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Tonkonogui, A. D., Bell, P., Linse, A. R., & Mamishev, A. V. (2007). Integrating first robotics program with university curriculum. In Proceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, RA 2007 and Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Telematics (pp. 146-151). (Proceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications, RA 2007 and Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Telematics).