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?
- What are humanoid robots?
- Capabilities of humanoid robots
- Introduction to Choregraphe
- Moral Implications of humanoid robots and AI
- Didactic Scenarios for in-class use of humanoid robots
- Further Information