Exposing middle school students to robotics and engineering through Lego and Matlabs

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

This paper considers a novel application of the Lego NXT platform and the RWTH-Mindstorms Toolbox for Matlab to create a series of classroom activities that expose and engage middle school students in all aspects of controlling a differential-drive mobile robot. Three in-class lessons, demonstrations, and activities illustrate applications of mathematical concepts, primarily geometry and trigonometry, to solve practical problems in mobile robotics. Classroom assessment activities reveal a statistically significant increase in students' knowledge through the robotics-based lessons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-13
Number of pages12
JournalComputers in Education Journal
Volume5
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Exposing middle school students to robotics and engineering through Lego and Matlabs'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this