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Flannery, Louise P.; Bers, Marina Umaschi – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2013
Young learners today generate, express, and interact with sophisticated ideas using a range of digital tools to explore interactive stories, animations, computer games, and robotics. In recent years, new developmentally appropriate robotics kits have been entering early childhood classrooms. This paper presents a retrospective analysis of one…
Descriptors: Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Robotics, Early Childhood Education, Programming
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Alimisis, Dimitris – Themes in Science and Technology Education, 2013
This paper investigates the current situation in the field of educational robotics and identifies new challenges and trends focusing on the use of robotic technologies as a tool that will support creativity and other 21st-century learning skills. Finally, conclusions and proposals are presented for promoting cooperation and networking of…
Descriptors: Robotics, Educational Technology, Science Education, Creativity
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Camilleri, Patrick – Informatics in Education, 2017
Notwithstanding the hype surrounding the enthusiasm and rush that characterises the employment of robotics in formal educational contexts, their use is described as nothing less than fragmented. In the circumstances that processes of adoption and application of digital tools are clearly outpacing their accommodation and enactment in formal…
Descriptors: Robotics, Elementary School Curriculum, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Sherrard, Ann; Rhodes, Amy – Journal of Extension, 2014
The release of the latest LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics platform in September 2013 has provided a dilemma for many youth robotics leaders. There is a need to understand the differences in the Mindstorms NXT and EV3 in order to make future robotics purchases. In this article the differences are identified regarding software, hardware, sensors, the…
Descriptors: Robotics, Comparative Analysis, Consumer Economics, Purchasing
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Crowder, R. M.; Zauner, K.-P. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
The design of any robotic system requires input from engineers from a variety of technical fields. This paper describes a project-based module, "Biologically-Inspired Robotics," that is offered to Electronics and Computer Science students at the University of Southampton, U.K. The overall objective of the module is for student groups to…
Descriptors: Robotics, Engineering Education, Computer Science Education, Biology
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Samuels, Peter; Haapasalo, Lenni – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012
LOGO and turtle graphics were an influential movement in primary school mathematics education in the 1980s and 1990s. Since then, technology has moved forward, both in terms of its sophistication and pedagogical potential; and learner experiences, preferences and ways of thinking have changed dramatically. Based on the authors' previous work and a…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Robotics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics
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Benitti, Fabiane Barreto Vavassori – Computers & Education, 2012
This study reviews recently published scientific literature on the use of robotics in schools, in order to: (a) identify the potential contribution of the incorporation of robotics as educational tool in schools, (b) present a synthesis of the available empirical evidence on the educational effectiveness of robotics as an educational tool in…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research Methodology, Literature Reviews, Synthesis
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Akin, H. Levent; Meriçli, Çetin; Meriçli, Tekin – Computer Science Education, 2013
Teaching the fundamentals of robotics to computer science undergraduates requires designing a well-balanced curriculum that is complemented with hands-on applications on a platform that allows rapid construction of complex robots, and implementation of sophisticated algorithms. This paper describes such an elective introductory course where the…
Descriptors: Robotics, Computer Science Education, Undergraduate Study, Introductory Courses
Williams, Douglas C.; Ma, Yuxin; Prejean, Louise; Ford, Mary Jane; Lai, Guolin – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2008
Despite the growing popularity of robotics competitions such as FIRST LEGO League, robotics activities are typically not found in regular K-12 classrooms. We speculate that, among other reasons, limited adoption is due to the lack of empirical evidence demonstrating the effect of robotics activities on curricular goals. This paper presents a mixed…
Descriptors: Secondary School Science, Middle School Students, Summer Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Gil, Arturo; Peidró, Adrián; Reinoso, Óscar; Marín, José María – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2017
This paper presents a tool, LABEL, oriented to the teaching of parallel robotics. The application, organized as a set of tools developed using Easy Java Simulations, enables the study of the kinematics of parallel robotics. A set of classical parallel structures was implemented such that LABEL can solve the inverse and direct kinematic problem of…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Laboratory Experiments, Laboratory Equipment, Robotics
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dos Santos Lopes, Maísa Soares; Gomes, Iago Pacheco; Trindade, Roque M. P.; da Silva, Alzira F.; de C. Lima, Antonio C. – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2017
Remote robotics laboratories have been successfully used for engineering education. However, few of them use mobile robots to to teach computer science. This article describes a mobile robot Control and Programming Environment (CPE) and its pedagogical applications. The system comprises a remote laboratory for robotics, an online programming tool,…
Descriptors: Robotics, Programming, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Vona, M.; Shekar, N. H. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
The "open hardware mobile manipulator" (OHMM) is a new open platform with a unique combination of features for teaching robotics software and algorithms. On-board low- and high-level processors support real-time embedded programming and motor control, as well as higher-level coding with contemporary libraries. Full hardware designs and…
Descriptors: Robotics, Computer Software, Open Source Technology, Internet
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Basoeki, Fransiska; Dalla Libera, Fabio; Menegatti, Emanuele; Moro, Michele – Themes in Science and Technology Education, 2013
The paper introduces and compares the use of current robotics kits developed by different companies in Japan for education purposes. These kits are targeted to a large audience: from primary school students, to university students and also up to adult lifelong learning. We selected company and kits that are most successful in the Japanese market.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Robotics, Trend Analysis, Barriers
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Moll, Mark; Bordeaux, Janice; Kavraki, Lydia E. – Computer Science Education, 2013
Motion planning is a core problem in robotics concerned with finding feasible paths for a given robot. Motion planning algorithms perform a search in the high-dimensional continuous space of robot configurations and exemplify many of the core algorithmic concepts of search algorithms and associated data structures. Motion planning algorithms can…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Active Learning, Student Projects, Robotics
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Nugent, Gwen; Barker, Bradley; Grandgenett, Neal; Adamchuk, Viacheslav I. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2010
This study examined the impact of robotics and geospatial technologies interventions on middle school youth's learning of and attitudes toward science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Two interventions were tested. The first was a 40-hour intensive robotics/GPS/GIS summer camp; the second was a 3-hour event modeled on the camp…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intervention, Robotics, Middle School Students
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