A Roadmap for Technology Literacy and a Vehicle for Getting There: Educational Robotics and the TeRK Project

Illah Nourbakhsh, Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, Debra Bernstein, and Carl Francis DiSalvo
Proceedings of IEEE RO-MAN 2006, September, 2006.


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Abstract
Current technology literacy trends in the United States show declining interest and engagement in technological fields of study. We propose a roadmap by which robotics applications can enliven technology education and capture the interest of new students. We also describe our current efforts to design appropriate technologies and apply them at the middle school, high school, and college levels.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center and Quality of Life Technology Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Human-Robot Interaction Group and CREATE: Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment
Associated Project(s): Telepresence Robot Kit
Number of pages: 7

Text Reference
Illah Nourbakhsh, Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, Debra Bernstein, and Carl Francis DiSalvo, "A Roadmap for Technology Literacy and a Vehicle for Getting There: Educational Robotics and the TeRK Project," Proceedings of IEEE RO-MAN 2006, September, 2006.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Nourbakhsh_2006_5853,
   author = "Illah Nourbakhsh and Emily Hamner and Tom Lauwers and Debra Bernstein and Carl Francis DiSalvo",
   title = "A Roadmap for Technology Literacy and a Vehicle for Getting There: Educational Robotics and the TeRK Project",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of IEEE RO-MAN 2006",
   month = "September",
   year = "2006",
}