A robotics-based microprocessor course for engineering technology

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An innovative robotics-based microprocessor course has been designed for the electrical engineering technology associate degree program at the-Penn State Abington-Ogontz campus. The course focus is the team design, testing, and troubleshooting of a microcontroller-based autonomous mobile robot. Topics include robot design and control, microcontroller architecture, 6811 assembly and high-level (C) programming. Mini-lectures and workshops are scheduled on an "as-needed" basis. A robot competition is held at the conclusion of the course. The project-based course has proven to be highly motivating for the student participants. This project was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education under Grant No. DUE-9454547.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-266
Number of pages6
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Event1996 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jun 23 1996Jun 26 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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