Development of a Creative Robot School Program for Motivating Elementary School Students

  • Jung, Seul (Intelligent Systems and Emotional Engineering Laboratory, Department of Mechatronics Engineering Chungnam National University)
  • Received : 2010.12.16
  • Accepted : 2011.02.15
  • Published : 2011.05.31

Abstract

This article presents program development and analysis of a creative robot school for elementary school at the local university. The purpose of opening the creative robot school is to give motivation to children for having interests in science and engineering at their young ages. The creative robot school program is developed by using facilities of a local university to spread scientific knowledge to young children in their communities to draw their interests in science as well as an engineering field for future careers. Since the robot system is a popular subject to draw attention of children and has a relation with Mechatronics Engineering, a program related with robots is selected for educating children. College students are also involved in helping children to build robots within a given time. Experiences and self-evaluations from the previously held creative robot schools at Chungnam National University(CNU) are presented to share with.

Keywords

Creative robot school;community service;knowledge transfer;Mechatronics engineering

Acknowledgement

Supported by : The Ministry Of Education, Science And Technology

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