TeRK: A Flexible Tool for Science and Technology Education

Illah Nourbakhsh, Emily Hamner, Tom Lauwers, Carl DiSalvo, Debra Bernstein

We present TeRK, a new contribution to the field of educational robotics. TeRK combines a highly functional, low cost controller, the Qwerk, with an extensive software infrastructure and lively web community to lower the barrier to entry for students, hobbyists, artists, and researchers interested in using robotic technologies. We further describe our experiences in applying TeRK to engage and excite two audiences; middle school girls and students taking the introductory computer science course.

Subjects: 8. Enabling Technologies; 17. Robotics

Submitted: Jan 22, 2007

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