Robotics Education in Emerging Technology Regions

G. Ayorkor Mills-Tettey, M. Bernardine Dias, Brett Browning, Nathan Amanquah

Robotics is a unique educational tool for many reasons including its ability to inspire students and motivate them to be creative. This paper presents our experiences in designing and teaching introductory robotics courses in Qatar and Ghana, two contexts in which robotics is not established and computing technology is in its early stages of impact. We discuss the motivation, challenges, approach, impact, similarities and differences in teaching robotics in these two settings. We highlight lessons learned from these experiences that are generally applicable to robotics education in emerging technology regions.

Subjects: 17. Robotics

Submitted: Jan 26, 2007


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