Proposal for Teaching Manufacturing and Control Programming Using Autonomous Mobile Robots with an Arm

  • Shuji Kurebayashi
  • Hiroyuki Aoki
  • Toshiyuki Kamada
  • Susumu Kanemune
  • Yasushi Kuno
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5090)

Abstract

We propose a technology education curriculum for lower secondary school students using an autonomous mobile robot with an arm. The purpose of our curriculum is to teach the concept of systems that work with mechanics, electricity and computers. For this purpose, we have developed a control board and a computer language for an autonomous mobile robot with an arm. The benefit of this kind of robot is that students have to seriously think about the program for controlling the arm to lift and carry objects. This kind of serious thought is not necessary in programming simple mobile robots without arms[1]. In this paper, we will report a test conducted to evaluate our teaching materials and lessons in lower secondary school. As a result, our technology education curriculum satisfies requirements for students that have more incentives to learn the concept of systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuji Kurebayashi
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Aoki
    • 2
  • Toshiyuki Kamada
    • 3
  • Susumu Kanemune
    • 4
  • Yasushi Kuno
    • 5
  1. 1.Shizuoka University 
  2. 2.Korea University 
  3. 3.Aichi University of Education 
  4. 4.Hitotsubashi University 
  5. 5.University of Tsukuba 

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