Accession Number:

ADA622795

Title:

Fostering Innovation Through Robotics Exploration

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 2010-Jan 2015

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This effort enhanced Robotics STEM activities by incorporating Cognitive tutors at key points to make important mathematical decision or implement critical calculations. Program utilized Cognitive Tutor Authoring tools for designing problem solving tasks, establishing prototypical solutions, reasoning about solution steps, and cognitive models. The project developed new technologies designed to increase students computational and algorithmic thinking. The project targets both formal and informal education. The developed Computer Science Student Network CS2N www.cs2n.org teaches multiple aspects of computer science in scaffolded ways that students and teachers will find engaging. In Phase One the effort developed the following new technologies Robot Virtual World Software the architecture that enables us to go to scale. In phase two the effort harden and iteratively improve the architecture. A significant new addition to the research goals was the inclusion of student and teacher badges.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE