Integrating mobile robotics and vision with undergraduate computer science

Cielniak, Grzegorz and Bellotto, Nicola and Duckett, Tom (2013) Integrating mobile robotics and vision with undergraduate computer science. IEEE Transactions on Education, 56 (1). pp. 48-53. ISSN 0018-9359

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Abstract

This paper describes the integration of robotics education into an undergraduate Computer Science curriculum. The proposed approach delivers mobile robotics as well as covering the closely related field of Computer Vision, and is directly linked to the research conducted at the authors’ institution. The paper describes the most relevant details of the module content and assessment strategy, paying particular attention to the practical sessions using Rovio mobile robots. The specific choices are discussed that were made with regard to the mobile platform, software libraries and lab environment. The paper also presents a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of student results, including the correlation between student engagement and performance, and discusses the outcomes of this experience.

Keywords:robotics education, robot vision, robot programming, Student as Producer
Subjects:H Engineering > H670 Robotics and Cybernetics
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G400 Computer Science
H Engineering > H671 Robotics
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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ID Code:6031
Deposited On:07 Aug 2012 06:17

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