Interdisciplinary Project-Based Robotics Education

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by Wayne W. Walter, Rochester Inst of Technology, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: University Programs in Computer-Aided Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing

Abstract: This paper discusses the format of the present nontraditional project-based undergraduate robotics course taught to our senior mechanical engineering (M.E.) students. Students work in design teams and, recently, some of these project teams are composed of mechanical engineering students working together with electrical engineering (E.E.) and/or industrial engineering (I.E.) students in a manner which approximates an industrial setting. These interdisciplinary hands-on projects, both at local industries and done 'in-house', are now beginning to allow student teams to work on problems of a complexity that were not possible for M.E. students working alone.

Subject Headings: Students | Project management | Robotics | Team building | Industries | Undergraduate study | Engineering education |

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