Street Performance Robot Contest as Practice in Creativity Education
Gen Endo*, Takeshi Aoki**, Hideaki Suzuki***,
Edwardo F. Fukushima*, and Shigeo Hirose*
*Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
**Department of Advanced Robotics, Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino-shi, Chiba 275-0016, Japan
***Technical Department, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
This paper introduces the curriculum for creativity education that has been conducted at the Department of Mechano-Aerospace Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, for 20 years, for the purpose of systematization of education using robots. In particular, we describe the significance of the lecture and operational know-how of contests for street performance robots, which we have continuously held in the course called “machine creation.” The results of a questionnaire survey of students indicate that this course is a valuable experience for students.
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