Robot Manufacturing Class for Children Led by University Students

  • Ukida, Hiroyuki (The University of Tokushima) ;
  • Aika, Yuuta (The University of Tokushima) ;
  • Achi, Keita (The University of Tokushima) ;
  • Ishihara, Yasuyuki (The University of Tokushima) ;
  • Kuroda, Jou (The University of Tokushima) ;
  • Kosaki, Gaku (The University of Tokushima) ;
  • Suzuki, Syunsuke (The University of Tokushima) ;
  • Nagata, Yuuki (The University of Tokushima)
  • Received : 2009.12.04
  • Accepted : 2010.05.10
  • Published : 2010.05.31


This paper introduces the Tokushima Robot Programming Club. This is a robot manufacturing class for elementary and junior-high school students. This club is planned and managed by university students. First, we show the organization of our club. And, robot kits and software development systems we use are introduced. And then, we describe the activities of this club and show its educational effectiveness for both the children and the university students.


Engineering Education;Robot Manufacturing Class;Elementary and Junior-High School Students;University Students


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