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JRM Vol.23 No.5 pp. 701-708
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2011.p0701
(2011)

Paper:

An Integrated Hands-on Training Program for Education on Mechatronics

Masatsugu Iribe and Hiroaki Tanaka

Osaka Electro-Communication University, 18-8 Hatsu-cho, Neyagawa, Osaka 572-8530, Japan

Received:
February 16, 2011
Accepted:
April 13, 2011
Published:
October 20, 2011
Keywords:
mechatronics education, hands-on training program, problem solving ability, sense of system integration
Abstract

Recently the difficulties arising from changes of our lifestyle and the curtailment of school hours in primary and secondary education constrict university students learning mechatronics engineering. For the purpose of improving such a serious situation, we propose a new type of hands-on training program for mechatronics education. The program consists of two parts; one is to develop the physical sense of mechanical hardware design and the problem solving ability, the other is to develop the creativity and the sense of system integration. In this paper we report the results of the program to freshmen, and verified the effectiveness by a questionnaire survey on the students.

Cite this article as:
M. Iribe and H. Tanaka, “An Integrated Hands-on Training Program for Education on Mechatronics,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.23, No.5, pp. 701-708, 2011.
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