Robotics olympiads: A new means to integrate theory and practice in robotics

Verner, I. M. and Ahlgren, D. J. and Miller, D. P. (2007) Robotics olympiads: A new means to integrate theory and practice in robotics. Computers in Education Journal, 17 (4). pp. 11-21. ISSN 10693769 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This paper proposes organization of theoretical robotics competitions that, in conjunction with practical robot contests, provide students with a framework for effective learning and development of engineering aptitude. Experiences with integrating theoretical tests in the Trinity College Fire-Fighting Home Robot Contest, National Botball Tournament, and International Robot Olympiad are presented.

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Additional Information: Cited By :2; Export Date: 23 February 2015; CODEN: CEJOE; Correspondence Address: Verner, I.M.; Technion-Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael; References: Ahlgren, D., Verner, I., Integration of a Fire-Fighting Robot Contest in Multi-Level Engineering Education Proc. 2001 ASEE Annual Conference, , Albuquerque, NM; Vygotsky, L., (1978) Mind in Society, , Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press; http://www.trincoll. edu/events/robot, Trinity College Fire-Fighting Home Robot ContestBotball Program & NCER, , http://www.botball.org; http://www.iroc.org, International Robot OlympiadGarrison, K., Magoon, R., (1972) Educational Psychology: An Integration of Psychology and Educational Practices, p. 629. , Merrill Publishing Company, p; Perkins, D., Teaching for Understanding (1993) The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 17 (3), pp. 28-35; Unger, C., What teaching for understanding looks like (1994) Educational Leadership, 51 (5), pp. 8-10; Project Zero, , http://pzweb.harvard.edu, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; http://olympiads.win.tue.nl, International Science Olympiadshttp://www.iets.org/ programs/neas.cfm, National Engineering Aptitude Search NEASBarrett, J., (2003) The Aptitude Test Workbook, Paperback; Ahlgren, D., New Directions in Fire-Fighting Robotics (2005) ASEE Annual Conference, , Presented at, Portland, June; I. Veraer and D. Ahlgren, Robot Contest as a Laboratory for Experiential Engineering Education, ACM's Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC). Special Issue on Robotics in Undergraduate Education, Part 1, 4(2), 2-28Stein, C., Autonomous Students Engineering Autonomous Robots (2002) Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, , Montreal Canada, June
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering aptitude; Robot contests; Engineering education; Intelligent robots; Learning systems; Robot programming; Robotics
Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2015 20:41
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2015 17:32
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/3805

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