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JRM Vol.23 No.5 pp. 748-758
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2011.p0748
(2011)

Paper:

A Unified and Integrated Approach to Teaching a Two-Course Sequence in Robotics Engineering

Taskin Padir, Gregory S. Fischer, Sonia Chernova,
and Michael A. Gennert

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA 01609, USA

Received:
March 1, 2011
Accepted:
June 11, 2011
Published:
October 20, 2011
Keywords:
robotics engineering education, robotics curriculum, unified robotics, educational robot platform
Abstract

This paper presents the details of the curricular content developed for a two-course robotics sequence within the undergraduate Robotics Engineering program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The approach focuses on teaching a unified robotics curriculum, incorporating the foundational concepts from computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, in an integrative manner by emphasizing the whole systemdesign. Outcomes include high student satisfaction, enhanced student learning and a broad engineering education to meet the needs of the growing robotics industry.

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