ERIC Number: EJ1016592
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
A Project-Based Biologically-Inspired Robotics Module
Crowder, R. M.; Zauner, K.-P.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v56 n1 p82-87 Feb 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 investigate the interface between robotics and biology and develop a system (either hardware or software) to illustrate biological principles. This paper discusses the details of the implementation and delivery of the module, together with evaluation feedback. A number of the robotic systems developed by project groups are presented in order to illustrate the diversity and quality of the systems that have been developed.
Descriptors: Robotics, Engineering Education, Computer Science Education, Biology, Student Projects, Active Learning, Courses, Graduate Students, Course Descriptions, Teamwork, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Course Evaluation, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom