A Robotics Education Workshop
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.
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.
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?
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.
|1||8:30||8:45||15||Introduction & Welcome!|
|2||8:45||9:15||30||Robotics Education & Learning: Tools to Make It Easy (Part I: Platypus)|
|3||9:15||10:30||75||MATLAB/Simulink for Robotics Education and Research|
|4||10:45||12:00||75||MATLAB/Simulink for Robotics Education and Research (Part II)|
|5||13:30||13:45||15||NSF Research for Undergraduates presentation|
|6||13:45||14:00||15||Robotics Education & Learning: Tools to Make It Easy (Part II: CHARM)|
|7||14:00||15:15||75||Undergraduate+Robotics+Research: The Student Perspective|
|8||15:15||16:00||45||Coffee Break + Break-out sessions|
|9||16:00||16:30||30||Q & A and Overall Discussion|
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. (PDF – WWW – Surya Singh)
CHARM: Coin Handling Arm for Robotics Mastery. (PDF – Surya Singh)
Zach Dodds & Bill Smart)
The workshop will feature: