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Technical Session: Flipping the Robotics Classroom
Date: Tuesday, June 25
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Presenter: Magnus Egerstedt
Bridging the theory-practice gap in robotics education is a well-known challenge. In this talk, I will discuss how one can approach this divide using a flipped classroom. Based on my recent MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), Control of Mobile Robots, I have flipped the classroom in a senior robotics and controls class at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The students take the MOOC and come to class prepared to program robots. Key to this is not only the theoretical content being delivered via the MOOC, but also a high-fidelity robotics simulator implemented using MATLAB, which provides a learning environment where exploratory, practical tinkering is grounded in solid theory. We’ll also discuss how the flipped classroom format is ideal for engineering courses, as well as report on my flipped classroom findings.
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