RoboBase V6 RoboTeach (#RoboBase)

course duration:Self-study course
Instructor:RoboPrax, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Language:English
Duration:2 weeks
level:beginner

What is this course about?

Digitalization is already a major part of our everyday life, and it is continuously growing. This development requires a rethink of our educational efforts for children who will have to work in and with this digitized world. Humanoid robots are an emerging part of recent developments, carving out more and more space within our society (e.g. as receptionists in hotels, as customer advisors in department stores, as mobile information points at trade fairs, as health care support etc.). Therefore, it is necessary to anchor programing and robotics in schools in order to prepare children for this digital future.

In this course, we will show how humanoid robots are already part of our everyday lives. In addition to robotic lawnmower or vacuum cleaners, there are an increasing number of robots that resemble and imitate human abilities and appearance. What are the current capabilities of these robots? How are they controlled? How can we learn from and with them? This course aims to answer these and other questions. It gives a first overview of humanoid robots and their use in today’s world.

This course is part of the research project RoboPraX, with the objective of promoting computational thinking at school and at university level. RoboBase - RoboTeach is an online course preparing participants for the Robotikum, a programing workshop of the Philipps-University of Marburg for teaching degree students. It introduces humanoid robots as educational tool for schools and prepares students for the in-class use in their future profession.

If you are interested in the abilities and applications of humanoid robots in general as well as educational scenarios, then you are at the right place!

Welcome to RoboBase - RoboTeach!

 

What do you learn in this course?

  • You receive general information about humanoid robots.
  • You learn about the current capabilities of humanoid robots.
  • You gain insights into using humanoid robots and their current areas of application.
  • You are introduced to the programing of the humanoid robot NAO V6 with the software "Choregraphe".
  • You are familiarized with the moral debate surrounding the field of robotics.
  • You study didactic concepts and application scenarios for the in-class use of humanoid robots.
  • You advance your competencies in creating scientific posters and program flowcharts.
  • You are directed to further information to explore this subject in more detail

In this course you can receive badges. As a teaching degree student (FB 10 – English) at the Philipps-University Marburg, you can enroll for the module „New Media in foreign language teaching” (A4 - LA 2018 or M8 - LA 2013) and earn 6 ECTS points (RoboBase – Robotikum – Exam). Students of other degree programs at the Philipps-University Marburg can get a certificate of attendance after successfully finishing the corresponding practical part Robotikum.

How is the course structured?

  1. What are humanoid robots?
  2. Capabilities of humanoid robots
  3. Introduction to Choregraphe
  4. Applications
  5. Moral Implications of humanoid robots and AI
  6. Didactic Scenarios for in-class use of humanoid robots
  7. Further Information

Who leads you through the course?

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Handke

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Handke

Jürgen Handke is Professor of Linguistics and Language Technology at the Department for English and American Studies at the Philipps University Marburg. In addition, he is an advisory member of the „Hochschulforum Digitalisierung,“ an independent national platform. In cooperation with the “Stifterverband der deutschen Wissenschaft“, the German Rectors' Conference and the Centre for Higher Education Development it coordinates and moderates discussions on the digitisation potential in German universities. Professor Handke also runs the world's largest linguistic learning platform, the „Virtual Linguistics Campus“, and contributes his experience of several decades in teaching to the “RoboPraX“ project. He is also a pioneer in using humanoid robots in the university.

Patrick Heinsch

Patrick Heinsch

Patrick Heinsch is a research assistant and programmer at the Department for English and American Studies at the Philipps University Marburg. Until early 2019, he worked on project “H.E.A.R.T.“, which dealt with using humanoid robots as teaching assistants at universities. In the project “RoboPraX”, he is responsible for the maintenance of the robots and the creation of robot applications. This refers to NAO applications used in the Robotikum as well as Pepper applications used in universities. Furthermore, the design of this course and the work book for the practical part are also part of in his responsibilities.

Sabrina Zeaiter

Sabrina Zeaiter

Sabrina Zeaiter is a research assistant and linguist at the the Department for English and American Studies at the Philipps University Marburg. Until March 2019, she worked for the QPL-subproject Quality Assurance in Degree Programs as a consultant of departments and as a developer of qualitative tools for quality assurance. In the research project “RoboPraX“, she is responsible for the project coordination, management and for the curricular concept design and the content as well as the adaptation of the Robotikum. The development of implementation concepts and the empirical and methodological support of the project are also part of her responsibilities.

Student Workshop Leaders

Student Workshop Leaders

Jana Frauenrath, Diana Theobald, Michael Foerster, Lukas Hoss and Rebecca Schmidt (from left) are student assistants and study to become teachers at the Philipps University Marburg. They are in charge of our Robotikum at Adolf-Reichwein-Schule in Marburg, the Lahntalschule in Biedenkopf and the Georg-Büchner Schule in Stadtallendorf. They regularly create new tasks and revise the existing ones. They have been involved in the development of this course and the new design of our workbook. They also help with the research on the project and with the programing of the robots.

Student Assistants in RoboPraX Team

Student Assistants in RoboPraX Team

Luisa Strobl and Nikamehr Abedishal (from left) are student assistants and they study for a teaching degree and a BA in “Anglophone Studies” at the Department for English and American Studies at the Philipps University Marburg. In the research project "RoboPraX" they are tasked with the support of the evaluation studies and research in general. Additionally, they work on graphics and web design. Among other things, they are also responsible for the RoboPraX website (roboprax.de) and the associated social media channels. Their tasks also include working on the design of the course and the layout of the workbook.

Requirements

To complete all course activities, you should plan on about 1 - 2 weeks.

Workload

To complete all course activities, you should plan on about 1 - 2 weeks.

Certificates

In this course, you can earn Badges.

Organizer

RoboPraX - RoboPraXPhilipps-Universität Marburg

Supported by

Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung - BMBF  

Licence

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Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Creative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)



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