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-======= Robotics Research + Education: Resources & Practices That Maximize Both ======= +~~REDIRECT>icra_robotics_research_education~~
-//**A Robotics Education Workshop**//​ +
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-[[http://​youtu.be/​hH5_9t7lPhQ|{{ :​arm1.jpg?​direct&​400 |}}]] +
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-**Welcome to the [[http://​icra2015.org/​|ICRA 2015]] Robotics Research + Education: Resources & Practices That Maximize Both workshop. **  +
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-===== About: ===== +
-In robotics, research and education are mutual opportunities,​ not opposites. This workshop will convene researchers,​ educators, and students to investigate specific toolsets and broader mindsets that mutually maximize the research and educational opportunities in robotics. +
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-As modern robotics expands, mature toolsets become more crucial for building a foundation from which students pursue open-ended investigations. This workshop will highlight successes of MATLAB/​Simulink,​ V­REP, CHARM, and the NSF's REU program. All these resources can - and do - simultaneously support education and research. +
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-The workshop also provides a forum to network and discuss robotics education at all scales, from workshop to MOOC. We will provide software tools to get up and running in ten minutes. Participants and speakers will tackle today'​s challenges: how to structure robotics education to make research easier -- and vice-versa? How does the datacentric nature of modern robotics change our teaching? How do we efficiently and effectively juggle high­-fidelity simulated environments,​ rapid prototyping tools, instructional strategies, and assessment tools? +
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-The workshop is for **everyone** -- teachers, students, and industry roboticists -- anyone who embraces education'​s fundamental role in robotics. Join us for a vibrant discussion amid big-picture presentations,​ hands-on software demonstrations,​ example curricula, classroom experience reports, and more. +
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-===== Schedule: ===== +
-| ** ** | **Time** | | **Duration** | **Presentation** | +
-| | **Start** | **Stop** | | | +
-| 1 | **9:00** | **9:15** | 15 | Introduction | +
-| 2 | **9:15** | **10:30** | 75 | MATLAB/​Simulink for Robotics Education and Research\\ (Peter Corke & Yanliang Zhang) | +
-|   | **10:30** | **10:45** | 15 | //Coffee Break// | +
-| 3 | **10:45** | **11:45** | 60 | MATLAB/​Simulink for Robotics Education and Research ​ | +
-| 4 | **11:45** | **12:15** | 30 | Robotics Education & Learning: Tools to Make It Easy\\ (Surya Singh) | +
-|   | **12:15** | **13:15** | 60 | //Lunch// | +
-| 5 | **13:15** | **13:45** | 30 | Robotics Education & Learning: Tools to Make It Easy | +
-| 6 | **13:45** | **15:30** | 90 | Undergraduate+Robotics+Research:​ The student perspective\\ (Zachary Dodds & Bill Smart) | +
-|   | **15:30** | **15:45** | 15 | //Coffee Break// | +
-| 7 | **15:45** | **16:30** | 45 | Q & A and Overall Discussion ​ | +
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-===== Presentations & More: === +
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-<​html><​h5><​a href="​http://​www.mathworks.com/​products/​robotics/">​MATLAB/​Simulink for Robotics Education and Research (9:15-11:45 am)</​a></​h5></​html>​ +
-  * 9:15–9:40 (25 min)  :  Experience with large-scale online robotic education (Peter Corke) +
-  * 9:​40–10:​05 (25 min)  :  Robotics System Toolbox from MathWorks (Yanliang Zhang) +
-  * 10:​05–10:​30 (25 min) : Teaching and Learning Robotics with a Simulator (Renaud Detry) +
-  * 10:​45–11:​15 (30 min) : Dynamic modeling and parameter identification of manipulator robots using Matlab/​Simulink (Ioana Corina Bogdan) +
-  * 11:15 – 11:45 (30 min) : Closing the gap between simulation and reality (Ilia Baranow) +
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-<​html><​h5><​a href="​http://​robotics.itee.uq.edu.au/​~platypus/">​Introducing Platypus (11:​45-12:​15 pm)</​a></​h5></​html>​ +
-This session will present a question-based,​ peer-review problem set system and discuss some thoughts on how a computerized homework system change the way we do problem sets and grading based on the data that has been collected so far. +
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-<​html><​h5><​a href="​http://​robotics.itee.uq.edu.au/​~charm/"​>The Challenge of Designing Mezzanine-level Teaching & Research (1:15-1:45 pm)</​a></​h5></​html>​ +
-This session will present an algorithmic approach to undergraduate robotics education and research design and provide some examples -- notably [[charm|CHARM:​ Coin Handling Arm for Robotics Mastery]]. +
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-<​html><​h5><​a href="​http://​www.cs.hmc.edu/​~dodds/​REUatICRA15/​ICRA_2015_education_part_3.html">​Incorporating robotics throughout the undergraduate experience (1:45-2:45 pm)</​a></​h5></​html>​ +
-This session will present two distinct approaches to building curricular and programmatic bridges from CS1 to robotics research. Curricular structure, robot platforms and pedagogy, and support from the NSF's Research Experience for Undergraduates will be the highlight of these case-studies,​ featuring both Oregon State University, a large research-focused institution,​ and Harvey Mudd College, a small liberal-arts college.  +
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-<​html><​h5><​a href="​http://​www.cs.hmc.edu/​~dodds/​REUatICRA15/​ICRA_2015_education_part_3.html">​Lookahead Lightning Talks (2:45-3:00 pm) </​a></​h5></​html>​ +
-Workshop participants,​ certainly faculty and graduate students but especially undergraduates,​ will have short 1-minute, two-slide (all timed) opportunities to present the robotics research they plan to undertake in the _upcoming_ summer.  +
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-<​html><​h5><​a href="​http://​www.cs.hmc.edu/​~dodds/​REUatICRA15/​ICRA_2015_education_part_3.html">​Break-out sessions: undergraduate advising (3:00-3:30 pm)</​a></​h5></​html>​ +
-The workshop as a whole will breakout into 5-8 (informally organized) small groups, each with one or two of the "​lookahead lightning talk" presenters. The goals for each group are to (1) get a deeper sense of the lightning-talk students'​ summer goals and (2) create a set of recommendations,​ directions, and advice for maximizing the research potential of the summer for those students. These insights will be gathered together for polishing and dissemination to the entire workshop cohort. If there are a few minutes at the very end, there will be a chance for each group to voice some of the insights they developed. +
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-===== Downloads/​Links:​===== +
-  * [[http://​www.mathworks.com/​robotics|MATLAB Robotics]] +
-  * [[http://​www.coppeliarobotics.com/​|VREP]] +
-  * [[http://​robotics.itee.uq.edu.au/​~platypus/​|Platypus]] +
-  * [[http://​robotics.itee.uq.edu.au/​dokuwiki/​charm|The CHARM Robot]] +
-  * [[http://​www.tribotix.com/​Products/​Tribotix/​Kits/​UQ_Kits.htm|The UQ Dynamic+Value Robotics Kit (AU$250, Dynamixel-based)]] +
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-===== Organizers: (alphabetical) ===== +
-  - [[http://​www.petercorke.com/​Home.html|Peter Corke, Australian Centre for Robotic Vision (ACRV), Queensland University of Technology]] +
-  - [[http://​www.cs.hmc.edu/​~dodds|Zachary Dodds, Computer Science Department, Harvey Mudd College]] +
-  - [[http://​robotics.itee.uq.edu.au/​~spns|Surya Singh, The Robotics Design Lab, The University of Queensland]] +
-  - [[http://​mime.oregonstate.edu/​people/​smart|Bill Smart, OSU Robotics, Oregon State University]] +
-  - [[mailto:​Yanliang.Zhang@mathworks.com | Yanliang Zhang, Robotics Specialist, The MathWorks Inc.]] +
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-===== Active Learning -- Don't Just Come - Participate! ===== +
-The workshop will feature: +
-  * Lookahead Lightning Talks +
-  * Show & Tell  +
-     * The art of making a robot work are the “magic sources” of “little parts,” “handy libraries,​” and “efficient batteries” so that things work together and in a manner that does not require access to dedicated engineer. ​ There are few forums for discussing and exchanging this tacit knowledge. ​  The goal is to foster and reward this discussion. +
-  * Power Lunch +
-     * To facilitate mingling, we will organize some incentives to continue discussion off-site during the workshop -- and will do so through the MahtWorks booth throughout the conference too! +
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-===== Contact Us: ===== +
-  * [[mailto:​dodds@cs.hmc.edu|Zachary Dodds]] +
-  * [[mailto:​Yanliang.Zhang@mathworks.com| Yanliang Zhang]] +
-  * [[mailto:​spns@uq.edu.au|Surya Singh]]+
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