IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

Volume 10 Issue 3 • Sept. 2003

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  • From the Editor's desk

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 2
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  • From the guest editors - Robotics in education: new platforms and environments

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 3
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  • Surf, turf, and above the Earth [robotics education]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):30 - 36
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    The Santa Clara University School of Engineering conducts a low-cost, aggressive, integrative educational program focused on developing intelligent robotic systems. The centerpiece of this program is a set of yearly undergraduate design projects in which teams of senior students completely design, fabricate, test, operate, and manage high quality robotic systems. These systems include spacecraft, ... View full abstract»

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  • Robotics in the classroom

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):25 - 29
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    This article presents an integrated approach for incorporating robotics into secondary education with the objective of further engaging students through an exciting application of math, computers, and science. One of the principal objectives of this university-based outreach effort is to promote the creation of independent programs at the secondary-school level in New Mexico by providing a structu... View full abstract»

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  • From science projects to the engineering bench

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):9 - 12
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    The CISSRS surgical LEGO robot competition gives high-school students hands-on experience. The CISSRS Surgical LEGO Robot Competition leverages the increasingly multidisciplinary field of surgical robotics and the versatile but easy to learn Mindstorms system to introduce participants to CIS by giving them hands-on experience in solving real-world, cutting-edge science and engineering challenges i... View full abstract»

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  • Robotic teachers' assistants

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):37 - 45
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    In this article, an overview of low-cost robots, discussing basic characteristics, applications, and motivation for future success, is presented. The importance of low-cost robots can be recognized by the fact that they can be available everywhere at different levels of cost and complexity. Therefore, the aim of this article is to suggest the use of low-cost robots both for teaching and investigat... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing parallel manipulators through laboratory experiments

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):13 - 19
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    Describes how simple, inexpensive prototypes of parallel manipulators can be employed as an efficient educational tool to teach undergraduate students not only the basics of parallel manipulators but also reinforce material learned in linear algebra, kinematics, statics, and computer programming. View full abstract»

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  • ROBUS [autonomous mobile robotic platform]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):20 - 24
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    We have developed an autonomous mobile robotic platform named Robot Universite de Sherbrooke (ROBUS) that can be used in various activities of both curricula and adequately reflects the challenges of ECE projects. This article describes the mobile boric platform, ROBUS, that we developed and explains how it is used in various activities, such as course work, pedagogical activities, and the RoboToy... View full abstract»

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Bram Vanderborght
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Department of Mechanical Engineering