Educational robot design

Bishop, Matthew Darrell (2007) Educational robot design. [USQ Project]


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By introducing children, in the final years of primary school, to simple
Engineering principles, children may consider Engineering, when they make the choice
of career, in the early years of high school.
Using a Robot, as this vehicle, ties the already existing fascination children have
with science fiction to a practical classroom interaction. This interaction should
effectively draw attention to Engineering and create interest in the disciplines it
encompasses. The exposure of children to Engineering, in this intimate format, should
help career choice and the growth of engineering in the future.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:02
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: robot; education; children; motor; dinsmore; h-bridge; light dependant resistors (LDR)
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090602 Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091007 Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4007 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics > 400799 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
40 ENGINEERING > 4007 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics > 400707 Manufacturing robotics

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