Creating Attraction for Technical Education Material and its Educational Benefit (Development of Robotic Education Material Characterized by 3D CAD/CAM and Compact Stereo Vision)
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Toin University of Yokohama, 1614 Kuroganemachi, Aoba-ku, Kanagawa 225-8502, Japan
This paper describes an attractive technical education program and material for engineering students that consists of 3D CAD/CAM technology, CAD/CAM circuit board manufacture, an image information processing system, stereo vision technology and control experiments involving a simple and compact robot equipped with a stereo vision system. In addition, this material, which incorporates 3D attraction, can provide an interesting experience in constructing robot mechatronics and programming for students. Results show that this technical education program can have an excellent effect in enabling students to acquire both hardware and software technology and to obtain control experience with actual robots. Finally, these results indicate that this education program is effective with technical students seeking to learn about system technology including robotics and mechatronics technology
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