A modular, interdisciplinary approach to undergraduate robotics education

Eric Welton, Seth Hutchinson, Mark Spong

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Abstract

In this paper, we have briefly described three modular, half-semester courses that comprise the emerging undergraduate robotics curriculum at the University of Illinois. In addition, we have presented two software systems that are currently being tested in these courses. These systems allow students to make progress, unrestrained by occasional hardware inaccessibility and undaunted by implementation details which have been an issue in the past. Students are also able to run their own solutions in parallel with actual solutions. For example, a student could run a forward kinematics solver while simultaneously observing the isomorphic operation of the physical robot. Furthermore, use of these systems provides an opportunity for students to design and implement solutions to real-world problems within the course of a semester.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publicationFrontiers in Education - 23rd Annual Conference: Engineering Education: Renewing America's Technology
Pages714-719
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Event23rd Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education: Engineering Education: Renewing America's Technology - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Nov 6 1993Nov 9 2093

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other23rd Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education: Engineering Education: Renewing America's Technology
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period11/6/9311/9/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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