Finding the right robot competition targeting non engineering undergraduates
Download
1 / 8

- PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 168 Views
  • Uploaded on

Finding the “Right” Robot Competition: Targeting Non-Engineering Undergraduates. Susan Eileen Fox Macalester College. Motivating questions. Why do we hold robot contests? How do we match our goals to the contest activities? How can we, as a community, share good ideas more effectively?.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about '' - frayne


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Finding the right robot competition targeting non engineering undergraduates l.jpg

Finding the “Right” Robot Competition: Targeting Non-Engineering Undergraduates

Susan Eileen Fox

Macalester College

Susan Fox, Macalester College, AAAI Spring Symposium 2007


Motivating questions l.jpg
Motivating questions Non-Engineering Undergraduates

  • Why do we hold robot contests?

  • How do we match our goals to the contest activities?

  • How can we, as a community, share good ideas more effectively?

Susan Fox, Macalester College, AAAI Spring Symposium 2007


Macalester robot day l.jpg
Macalester “Robot Day” Non-Engineering Undergraduates

Susan Fox, Macalester College, AAAI Spring Symposium 2007


Goals for the contest l.jpg
Goals for the Contest Non-Engineering Undergraduates

  • Create a fun extracurricular activity

  • Raise the profile of AI and robotics

  • Work with students, encourage future research collaborators

  • Engage students with concepts from robotics and AI

Susan Fox, Macalester College, AAAI Spring Symposium 2007


Outcomes l.jpg
Outcomes Non-Engineering Undergraduates

  • Create a fun extracurricular activity

  • Raise the profile of AI and robotics

  • Work with students, encourage future research collaborators (2006)

  • Engage students with concepts from robotics and AI

Susan Fox, Macalester College, AAAI Spring Symposium 2007


What are my options l.jpg
What Are My Options? Non-Engineering Undergraduates

  • “World-class” competitions: Robocup, AUVSI

  • Undergraduate engineering competitions: Jerry Sanders Creative Design, Micro Mouse

  • K-12 and Hobbyist competitions: Botball, ChiBot

  • A few great models: Bob Avanzato @ Penn State Abington, some presented here

    TONS of contests: how can we find models to fit our goals

Susan Fox, Macalester College, AAAI Spring Symposium 2007


Robot contest repository l.jpg
Robot Contest Repository Non-Engineering Undergraduates

A searchable repository of information about robot competitions/exhibitions

  • Goals of contest

  • Target audience

  • Possible tasks

  • How-to information

Susan Fox, Macalester College, AAAI Spring Symposium 2007


Conclusions l.jpg
Conclusions Non-Engineering Undergraduates

  • Robot contests are fun, and can be valuable to students

  • Creating contests from scratch is a lot of work: best shared among a community

  • Acknowledge and support the wide range of goals and participants!

Susan Fox, Macalester College, AAAI Spring Symposium 2007