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An IIT Kanpur / Media Lab Asia initiative. BRiCS Build Robots Create Science. BRiCS team, IIT Kanpur Amitabha Mukerjee

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An IIT Kanpur / Media Lab Asia initiative

BRiCSBuild Robots Create Science

BRiCS team, IIT Kanpur

Amitabha Mukerjee

with Vibhanshu Abhishek, Deepak Agarwal, Deepak Arzare , Avishek Banerjee, Manish Maheswari, Manu Prakash, Gaurav Sharma, Nikhil Sinha, Sarala Verma, and about 30 other BRiCSters worldwide


Learning through Design

  • Moving away from Rote Learning

  • Problem Solving : DESIGN

  • Manipulatives / Functioning Models

Solar robot, Aditi Mallya School Bangalore, December 2001


MYTH: disembodied mind

  • The Myth:

    • Learning takes place in the mind

    • The body is the placid host

  • Digital Consequences

    • Computers are boxes containing disembodied minds

    • Learning in the mind by direct interaction with the computer


Philosophy

  • Western tradition

    • Rudolf Carnap’s “remembering as similar” – sensory models to language – ideas = public language.

  • Indian tradition

    • Perception as pratyakSha-pramANa

    • Advaita – sat as indeterminate perception, abstracted in cit as ideas

  • Premise – pre-linguistic perception as source of learning


Psychology

  • Child stores sensory perceptions in toto

  • Similarity - cluster similar notions

  • Cotemporaneous occurences – causality

    • Ball is round to the touch

    • Ball image has darker areas near the edges

    • Abstraction – shape from shading (3D)

  • Sensory-Motor loops are the fundamental mechanism in learning (Piaget, Papert)


BRiCS Workshops

  • Ideation

  • Anchoring on a theme

  • Functional Prototypes

Theme: Waking up in the morning


BRiCS Objectives

  • Set in the developing world context

    • Child’s sense of identity lost in the crush of inadequate resources

    • Rote-oriented educational practices - inorganic growth - imported19th c.

    • Primal jolt needed to re-think practices.

  • Constructivist features

  • Use of Robots / Constructions


BRiCS Model

  • Initial workshop in school

    • Hands-on theme-anchored Problem Solving

  • Draw in like-minded teachers

    • Further interaction in curricular contexts

    • Propagate through already exposed students

    • Future workshops with local resources

  • Enable local colleges / franchisees


Toys from Junk

  • Use of junk materials

  • Themes related to own lives


Robots from Junk

  • Straw Connectors

  • Ballpen refill bearings

  • Used sandals

  • Wire Gears

  • Paper


Robots from Kits

  • Fully functional

  • Easy to use Sensors

  • Programmable using visual icons

  • Expensive


Robots in imagination

Haunted

House

(Vidya Devi Jindal Girls

School

HissarFeb 2002)


Chakka Robots

  • Simple Electronics

  • Do-it-yourself sensors

  • Material Preparation, Soldering

  • Common components

    • Spring switches as sensors

  • Wall-hugging robot

    • b.o.m. cost Rs. 100


Toy Divergences

Junk toys,

Village toys

Holy Grail

Spread (inversely to cost)

Kit robots (LEGO, FisherTechnik, Knex)

Functionality


Digital Kathputli

Techkriti

IIT Kanpur

Feb 2002


Programmable Blocks

  • Outside the Box programming

  • Blocks with analog circuits

  • Stack them, Run them


Programmable Blocks


Sustaining BRiCS

  • BRiCS chapters in other Colleges

    • BHU-IT (Varanasi) (Nov 2002)

    • VJTI Mumbai (planned March 2003)

  • Franchise / NGO Model

    • Calcutta (opening Jan 2003)

  • Pedagogic Ownership at school level – teacher exposure

  • School – to – school

    • V.V. School Delhi, August 2002


Scaling up

  • 2000 Indian students exposed to BRiCS

  • 71 million to go:

    • Middle School – 43 mn

    • High School – 28 mn

  • Tighter curricular integration

  • Others:

    • Colleges – 12 mn

    • Primary School – 114 mn


Scaling up - Globally

  • Many groups working with Mechatronics for education (IEEE, Open Society Institute, ICICI)

  • Tasks:

    • Curricular emphasis

    • Teacher Resources and Creativity

  • Major Regions:

    • China?


Scaling up - Technology

Price Sensitivity : Percentage of schools vs. price point

100%

Toys from Junk

Electronics

Programmable kits

0.1%

1

10

100

1000

Cost per 10 students, US$


Expanding BRiCS

  • Professional Design Workshops

    • Rapid functional prototyping

  • Executive Creativity Workshops

    • SIDBI (February 2003)

  • College curricula– mechatronics

  • Permanent BRiCS labs – National Science Museums


Future Agenda

  • Learning Assessment

    • within curricular context

  • Low-cost programmable models

  • Deployment through mainstream educational channels

    • State Governments,

    • Other nations


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