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
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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