QuadLab A project-based learning toolkit for automation and robotics engineering education Articles uri icon

authors

  • ZAPATA GARCÍA, DAVID FERNANDO
  • GARZÓN OVIEDO, MARIO ANDREI
  • PEREIRA VALENTE, JOAO RICARDO
  • BARRIENTOS, ANTONIO

publication date

  • January 2016

start page

  • 97

end page

  • 116

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 81

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0921-0296

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-0409

abstract

  • It is frequently claimed that the students must have an active role in building and transforming their own knowledge, and the teacher's labor is to provide the students the necessary tools in order to reach specific learning objectives, included in a course program. This paper presents an aerial robotic system as a toolkit, and proposes a series of activities focused on the learning in automation and robotics. These proposed activities have been designed based upon the project-based learning methodology, and they facilitate the achievement of the learning objectives presented by Spanish automation committee(CEA) in conjunction with The International Society of Automation (ISA) to satisfy the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) standard. The toolkit and the activities are oriented to impulse the practical teaching, giving the student additional motivation and, in consequence, improving his or her active role. Besides, the toolkit and the activities give the teacher a tool in which it is possible to assess the students learning process.

keywords

  • aerial robotic platform; practical teaching; project-based learning; abet