A Consideration on Rescue Robot Contest from Viewpoint of Technology Education
Toru Yamamoto*, Takako Ichikawa*, and Shoichiro Fujisawa**
*Department of Technology and Information Education, Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University, 1-1-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, 739-8524 Japan
**Department of Electro-Mechanical Systems Engineering, Takamatsu National College of Technology, 355 Chokushi-Cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 761-8058 Japan
Many robot contests have been widely held for the purpose of training of creativity through the manufacturing education. In this paper, various robot contests are first considered from the viewpoint of technology education including the manufacturing education, and show the effectiveness and some problems. Furthermore, the rescue robot contest is also considered from the viewpoint of technology education, and difference between the rescue robot contest and other robot contests is clarified. Finally, the effect of the rescue robot contests as the technology education is evaluated on the results of the questionnaire for the teams participated in these contests.
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