Introductory Computer Science with Robots

Debra Burhans, R. Mark Meyer, Patricia VanVerth, David Puehn, Victoria Steck, John Paul Wiejaczka

Starting in the fall of 2005 our department began a large-scale effort to incorporate hands-on robotics in many of our courses, including our introductory computer science sequence. This followed the establishment of a departmental robotics laboratory and the purchase of a number of different robots. Our efforts include testing a variety of projects and surveying students about their satisfaction with robots. A primary contribution is our development of an algorithmic programming environment for robotics (Robotran) and an associated robot simulator.

Subjects: 1.3 Computer-Aided Education; 17. Robotics

Submitted: Jan 28, 2007


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