Integration of a Fire-Fighting Robot contest in multi-level engineering education

Ahlgren, D. J. and Verner, I. M. (2001) Integration of a Fire-Fighting Robot contest in multi-level engineering education. [Conference Proceedings]

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Abstract

This paper examines the educational benefits of the Trinity College Fire-Fighting Home Robot Contest and it describes contest-related curricular developments, both at university and high-school levels, that have been sponsored by Trinity College and the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. The paper evaluates the value of the contest as a medium for team-based interdisciplinary design. Our findings are based on analysis of specific curricula as well as assessment surveys carried out at the 1999 and 2000 fire-fighting competitions.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Fire-fighting robots; Multilevel engineering education; Schools; Curricula; Fire fighting equipment; Project management; Students; Teaching; Engineering education
Depositing User: Colin Lowry
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2015 03:05
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2015 03:06
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/1708

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