Experiences with LEGO MINDSTORMS as an Embedded and Robotics Plattform within the Undergraduate Curriculum

  • Dominik Aufderheide
  • Werner Krybus
  • Ulf Witkowski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7429)

Abstract

This paper introduces a concept for the integration of the LEGO MINDSTORMS system into the undergraduate curriculum for electrical engineering students. The concept proposes an optional project-oriented module for students in the first semester and contains typical topics from programming, embedded design and mobile robotics. Besides the positive effects to the professional skills of the students, also secondary virtues, such as team-building and motivation are addressed by the course. This article summarises the experiences from the installation of the additional module and shows possible opportunities for additional MINDSTORMS-based projects and courses.

Keywords

Robotics Education LEGO MINDSTORMS Embedded Design LabVIEW RobotC 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominik Aufderheide
    • 1
    • 2
  • Werner Krybus
    • 1
  • Ulf Witkowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Division SoestSouth Westphalia University of Applied SciencesSoestGermany
  2. 2.School of the Built Environment and EngineeringThe University of BoltonBoltonU.K.

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