MET* 5263 Autonomous Robotics for Education 1

 

(*) This is a course in Lawrence Technological University’s MET (Master of Educational Technology) program. Any current LTU student or anyone with Bachelor’s degree can take this class with the permission of course instructor.

 

14 week schedule from Sep. 12, 2006

·         Tue: 7:20pm-9:10pm (On campus)

·         Thu: 7:20pm (Online, 2 hours of work)

 

Introduces concepts involved in autonomous robotics and how to use robotics education technology to teach mathematics, physics, science, and computer programming. Provides hands-on experience in designing and constructing mobile robots using robotic kits such as Lego® NXTTM. Icon-based visual programming languages are introduced to program autonomous robots with various sensors and actuators. Discusses issues, guidelines, and methodologies of introducing robotics in grade school classes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Instructor: CJ Chung, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Founder & Director of Robofest (www.robofest.net)

 

Prerequisite(s): None (Permission of course instructor, if student outside MET program)

 

Schedule

1st week

Sep 12 and 14

Introduction to robotics and LEGO NXT

2nd week

Sep 19 and 21

 

3rd

Sep 26 and 28

 

4th

Oct 3 and 5

 

5th

Oct 10 and 12

 

6th

Oct 17 and 19

 

7th

Oct 24 and 26

Midterm exam

8th

Oct 31 and Nov 2

 

9th

Nov 7 and 9

 

10th

Nov 14 and 18

RoboParade

11th

Nov 21

 

12th

Nov 28 and 30

 

13th

Dec 5 and 7

Project Demo

14th

Dec 12

Final exam

 

10% introduction, general, educational issues

30% Topics in math and physics; Lego construction

60% Programming Languages and tools

 

LEGO kits required to purchase

·        Lego Education version: www.LEGOeducation.com (coming in Aug 2006)

·        It may be possible to use retail version: http://shop.lego.com/product.asp?p=8527 (Coming in July 2006)

 

 

Contact

Dr. V. Tobos, [email protected] (248-204-3617) or Dr. CJ Chung, [email protected] (248-204-3504)

 

 

 

6-5-06