Robotics Enter Hybrid Instruction

By Dian Schaffhauser for Campus Technology:  A doctoral program at Michigan State University has begun experimenting with the use of robots to pull on-campus and off-campus students closer together in class. The Educational Psychology and Educational Technology (EPET) doctoral program focuses on the study of human learning and development and diverse technologies supporting learning and teaching. During a spring course in 2015 all but one student participated by being present in the form of an Apple iPad affixed to a swivel robot that was stationary; one student was on a robot that could move around the classroom. As Christine Greenhow, the faculty member who led the seminar course, explained, the experiment was intended to expand beyond traditional Web presence of online students. "When you are using videoconferencing, it's very common to see all these different faces on the screen if you're here in the classroom and not really know where to look. It creates this distance between the speaker who's online and the speakers in the class," she said in a video about the project. "What if we could put online students in the classroom in a robot? How would their presence change?"   Cont'd...

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RobotShop Acquires LetsMakeRobots.com

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Intel camera gives robots 3D vision

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Telepresence Robots Enable Oral Roberts University Students to Tour Campus, Take Classes, and Participate in Graduation from Anywhere in the World

ORU turns to Carousel Industries to support learning in a digital society

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Integro Technologies Receives Patent for Tire Inspection Application

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SXSW Eco Announces Third Keynote, Finalists for Startup Showcase and Place by Design Competitions and Additional Programming

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Sarcos to Debut First-of-its-Kind Snake Robot

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A Vision for the Future: Baxter Shines in Research to Guide the Blind

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's TechBridgeWorld Group Use Collaborative Robot Technology to Enhance Navigation in Urban Settings

Hawk Aerial Introduces the CropHawk350 Solution for Agricultural Industry

Solution includes options for drone purchase, periodic crop monitoring and reporting

Intelligrated Software announces enhancements to key warehouse execution system software module

Enhanced Route Manager offers simplified configuration and scalability, improved user experience and expanded support for IT platforms

Arrow Electronics Announces Availability of Intrinsyc's Open-Q 410 System on Module

"It's a strong addition to Arrow's portfolio."

Game Changer for Wire Harness Manufacturers: Panduit Quick-Build Harness Board System

Up to 65% Cost Savings over Conventional Plywood, Nail Layout, and Board Builds

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This paper uses NAO, the humanoid robot from Aldebaran Systems, to demonstrate how MapleSim can be used to develop a robot model, and how the model can be further analyzed using the symbolic computation engine within Maple.