Track 6. A robot in the classroom

Rationale

On the last decade, Educational Robotics has aroused a great interest in such a way that it tries to strengthen several skills for future engineers, scientists by the means of the robot building. These skills belong to various fields like technology, mathematics, physics, or computer science, among others. Equally important, the introduction of the robot in the classroom, both at school and college and even as extracurricular activity, promotes a host of values such as creativity, participation, support or teamwork.

The purpose of this track is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the educational robotics. It is intended to emphasize the exchange of experiences, methodologies and materials to motivate students about science and technology.

Topics

  • Experiences with new teaching materials
  • Web-based materials, virtual worlds and simulation
  • Open source material
  • Laboratory experiments in educational robotics
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Design of educational projects with robotics
  • Pilot studies in educational robotics
  • Robotics in school
  • Development of Curriculum in robotics at the University
  • Experimental evaluation of hardware and software platforms
  • Free and printable Robots
  • Competitions as motivation activities

Paper language

English

Presentation

Language: English

Submission

Submission dates: September 8, 2013
Submission format: http://2013.teemconference.eu/submission/
Submissions must be done through  https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=teem2013, choosing this track before to proceed.

Track Scientific Committee

Workshop chairs:

Belén Curto (University of Salamanca, Spain) – Chair
Vidal Moreno (University of Salamanca, Spain) – Chair

Program Committee:

Ana L. Acuña (Fundation Omar Dengo, Costa Rica)
Raúl Alves (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Fco. Javier Blanco (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Paulo Leito (Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal)
Iveth Moreno (Technological university of Panama)
Kathia Pittí (CITA, Spain)
Miguel A. Salichs (Universidad Carlos III, Spain)
José R. Serracín (Technological university of Panama)

(To be completed)

Special Issue

The accepted papers in this track will be invited to prepare and submit an extended version to be considered, after a new peer review, for publication in a Special Issue in Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (http://www.springer.com/engineering/robotics/journal/10846).

More info

Belén Diego CurtoDra. Belén Curto
University of Salamanca
Plaza de los Caídos s/n
Salamanca 37008
Spain

(+34) 923 294400 (ext. 1303)
bcurto@usal.es