Undergraduate Robotics Education in Technologically Underserved Communities

M Bernardine Dias, Brett Browning, G. Ayorkor Korsah, Nathan Amanquah, and Noura El-Moughny
2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2007, pp. 1387-1392.


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Abstract
This paper addresses the challenges and benefits of undergraduate robotics education in technologically underserved communities. We present two robotics courses that the authors designed and taught in Qatar and Ghana. While different in context and setting, these courses share a similar structure and approach. We describe and analyze our experiences in the two case studies, and extract lessons that are relevant to others teaching robotics; especially in underserved communities. We also address the impact of these courses on the local communities and the broader academic community.

Keywords
robotics courses, teaching, undergraduate robotics education

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Field Robotics Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): TechBridgeWorld
Number of pages: 6

Text Reference
M Bernardine Dias, Brett Browning, G. Ayorkor Korsah, Nathan Amanquah, and Noura El-Moughny, "Undergraduate Robotics Education in Technologically Underserved Communities," 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2007, pp. 1387-1392.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Dias_2007_5816,
   author = "M Bernardine Dias and Brett Browning and G. Ayorkor Korsah and Nathan Amanquah and Noura El-Moughny",
   title = "Undergraduate Robotics Education in Technologically Underserved Communities",
   booktitle = "2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation",
   pages = "1387-1392",
   month = "May",
   year = "2007",
}