ERIC Number: EJ1023102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Robotics for Computer Scientists: What's the Big Idea?
Touretzky, David S.
Computer Science Education, v23 n4 p349-367 2013
Modern robots, like today's smartphones, are complex devices with intricate software systems. Introductory robot programming courses must evolve to reflect this reality, by teaching students to make use of the sophisticated tools their robots provide rather than reimplementing basic algorithms. This paper focuses on teaching with Tekkotsu, an open source robot application development framework designed specifically for education. But, the curriculum described here can also be taught using ROS, the Robot Operating System that is now widely used for robotics research.
Descriptors: Robotics, Computer Science Education, Programming, Science Curriculum, Courseware, Open Source Technology, Curriculum Design, Computer Software, Computer System Design, Learning Modules, Programming Languages, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Course Descriptions, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania