Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan
Online ISSN : 1884-7145
Print ISSN : 0289-1824
ISSN-L : 0289-1824
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Graduate Curriculum of Robot Education Centered on Project based Learning
Akihiko YamaguchiJun TakamatsuAtsutoshi IkedaMasahiro YoshikawaTakamitsu MatsubaraMasayuki KanbaraTsukasa Ogasawara
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2016 Volume 34 Issue 9 Pages 615-622

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We present an advanced robot education curriculum, “IT Triadic—RT (robot technology) course” for graduate students of NAIST. The goal of RT course is to educate students so that they acquire an ability to solve challenging and novel problems, such as “Create a robot helpful in the real world.” For this purpose, we design a curriculum centered on project based learning (PBL) where the students propose their own project, apply to get fund, proceed the project, and evaluate the results. Since such a task is very hard to many students, we provide several levels of PBL so that the students can gradually learn how to propose a project; for example, we have brainstorming sessions, and we teach how to write a proposal. In this paper, we describe the curriculum of RT course, its features including the PBL classes and the on-line text system, and the lessons obtained through actually conducting the courses.

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