A Short-Term Experimental Class for Robotics Education

  • Lee, Jae Hoon ;
  • Okamoto, Shingo
  • Received : 2011.10.04
  • Accepted : 2012.09.10
  • Published : 2012.09.30


Robots have been attracting students' interest recently. Therefore, they are a good way to motivate to study related subjects. However, there are difficulties in teaching general students because a wide background is required to understand the fundamentals of robotics. In order to teach robotics fundamentals to beginners in a short period, an effective experimental class, including several phased experiments, is proposed in this paper. A portable two-DOF robot arm system with servo motors was developed for experiments, and the operation method based on kinematics was introduced for its operation. The effectiveness of the class was investigated by using a questionnaire after carrying it out in a university class for junior students.


Robotics education;Experimental class;Robot arm;Robot programming


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