The value of project-based education in robotics
This article deals with the educational values of the robotics tournaments as a form of project-oriented learning in engineering. The features of the project-oriented education, namely motivation, problem solving, time limits, interdisciplinary approach, team-work cooperation and applicable outcome, are discussed in relation to the Robotics area context. The RoboCup survey data about the participants, their motivation for participating in the program and preferences in the prospective summer school curriculum are summarized. Suggestions for incorporating educational activities in the RoboCup program are proposed.
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