[robotics-worldwide] Call for participation: ICRA 2011 Workshop "A New Generation of Educational Robots"

Erwin Prassler erwin.prassler at h-brs.de
Thu Apr 28 01:43:25 PDT 2011

"A New Generation of Educational Robots"

Over the last few years robotics has shown its huge potential to educate 
pupils, students and the public, especially through robot competitions. 
Robotics competitions help creating environments in which students can 
learn to solve real problems and work with real robotics hardware. They 
stimulate creative thinking and help improving scientific skills and 
research attitudes. Furthermore, soft skills needed for 
interdisciplinary teamwork can be acquired. As a positive side effect, 
even the interested public has become aware of the usefulness of such 
educational robots and robot competitions. Robots are not any longer 
perceived as toys, and as a consequence, several efforts have been made 
to integrate robotics not only in universities, but also on all levels 
from kindergarden to secondary schools.

This workshop will address new trends in robotics education and in 
education by robotics offered by the new robotic devices available on 
the market. Furthermore, the workshop would like to assess whether the 
education available world wide is really suited to prepare a new class 
of robotic engineers who would not be interested in research alone, but 
in developing applications and service/maintenance facilities for new 
classes of service robots.

Date and Location:
May 13, 2011, 09:00 - 16:00
Shanghai International Convention Center, Room: 5D

09:00 - 09:30  Paolo Fiorini (U. Verona):
                State of the art of Education Robots
09:30 - 10:00  Sven Wachsmuth (U. Bielefeld):
                teutolab-robotik - Hands-On Teaching of Human-Robot
10:00 - 10:30  Rainer Bischoff (KUKA Laboratories):
                KUKA youBot - a milestone for education and research
                in mobile manipulation
10:30 - 11:00  Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30  Erwin Prassler (BRSU)
                & Rainer Bischoff (KUKA Laboratories):
                BRICS challenge "Mobile Manipulation in a Conveyor
                Belt Sushi Restaurant"
11:30 - 12:00  Fanny Riedo (EPFL, Switzerland):
                Designing educational mobile robots: from e-puck
                to Thymio II
12:00 - 12:30  Jin Wook Kim (Robotis Co. Ltd.):
                Solution for reliability and diversity of robot
                platforms: Modular structure
12:30 - 14:00  Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:30  Rodolphe Gelin (Aldebaran Robotics):
                Recent developments in humanoids for education
                and research
14:30 - 15:00  Wataru Takano (U. Tokyo):
                Robotics Education with NAO - Beauty in Behaviors of
                Human and Humanoid Robots
15:00 - 16:00  Life demos of the new generation of educational robots

Rainer Bischoff      KUKA Laboratories, Germany
Paolo Fiorini        University of Verona, Italy
Rodolphe Gelin       Aldebaran Robotics, France
Erwin Prassler       Bonn-Rhein-Sieg Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany

BRICS - Best Practice in Robotics funded by the European Commission ICT 
Challenge 2 under grant number 231940

Erwin Prassler
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg Univ. of Applied Sciences / GPS Stuttgart
erwin.prassler 'at' h-brs.de / prassler 'at' gps-stuttgart

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