ERIC Number: ED474080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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RoboCup: Multi-disciplinary Senior Design Project.
Elder, Kevin Lee
A cross-college team of educators has developed a collaborative, multi-disciplinary senior design course at Ohio University. This course offers an attractive opportunity for students from a variety of disciplines to work together in a learning community to accomplish a challenging task. It provides a novel multi-disciplinary learning environment where they will be encouraged to think about issues related not only to their own major, but more global issues that are extremely relevant to real-world design situations. The project has the potential to enhance and extend the reputation of the University as a leader in equipping Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Computer Scientists, an Business students for the fast-paced, dynamic, team-oriented careers that are becoming the norm in industry. The proposed project for this activity is designing, constructing, programming, and controlling a team of robots for the international RoboCup competition. This event, featuring mobile robots competing in the game of soccer, promises to provide the University high-visibility, positive exposure to help recruit quality undergraduate students. The College of Engineering and Technology is currently seeking industrial sponsorship for the proposed RoboCup team. Project results will be used in a proposal to the NSF Education Directorate. Includes one figure: early conceptual design for RoboCup mobile robot. (Author)
Descriptors: College Seniors, Computer Assisted Design, Cooperative Learning, Course Content, Design, Engineering Education, Games, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Robotics, Student Projects
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