Hands-on Education of Robotics Department for Four Years of College
Yasuo Hayashibara, Shuro Nakajima, Ken Tomiyama,
and Kan Yoneda
Chiba Institute of Technology, 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino-shi, Chiba 275-0016, Japan
In this paper, we introduce engineering education at the Department of Advanced Robotics, Chiba Institute of Technology. At the department, we try to teach useful knowledge and provide laboratory work leading to useful experience. One purpose of the curriculum is to enable students to design a system with a mechanism, control circuit, and computer programming. We then provide many lectures related to system design – control engineering, mechanics, mechanical dynamics, electronic circuits, information engineering, mechanical drawing, and so on – and provide laboratory work on related theory in the lectures. Laboratory work helps students understand abstract theories that are difficult to understand based on desk study alone. This laboratorywork continues fromthe first to fourth years. In addition, we provide many project studies. Some students try to develop their own systems through extracurricular studies. Through the project, students obtain much knowledge and experience. After introducing our curriculum, we discuss the results of this curriculum.
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