Title MoRobE - Modern Shared Robotic Environment
Project Number DE/09/LLP-LdV/TOI/147252
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text With a state-of-the-art ICT based distance learning system, integrated into a comprehensive concept, project MoRobE supported the education in the fields of mechatronics, computer science and robotic engineering.
With project MoRobE we focused on the Mechatronics and Computer Science sectors by the fact that companies in Europe are faced with enterprises from third party countries.
The main concept the former Interstudy consortium developed together was a modular platform for programming robots over the Internet. This approach offers the possibility to use the system from every PC connected to the Internet and to perform practical studies from home. We have also implemented an option to share the platform between different schools and facilities, for the aspect of cost reduction. Therefore the chance for adoption in the vocational education is highly increased.
The aspect of home practicing also higher the chance for adoption by working technician in the area of livelong and continues learning, since they can organise their workload by themselves. In addition we transfered the so called "Home Lab", a modular microcontroller KIT which gives the possibility to students to have laboratory equipments at home.
We solved the issues mentioned at the beginning with a transfer of the robotic platform from tertiary education to the vocational one, aswell as an import of the products from Estonia to Germany.
The main outcome is a shared ICT based educational environment for vocational schools with support of a special curriculum and practical study aids.
Description Serious problems are existing in the continuous and vocational education with the practical learning process. In continuous education the main problem is lack of time of practicing employees to participate in night schools or labs to deepen their knowledge. For vocational education the main problem is the availability of (often expensive) ICT based learning material for the classes. And another common problem is to exploit new internet technology for practical education in the field.
Open and distance learning
Utilization and distribution of results
Information and Communication
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
program or curricula
open and distance learning
The project outcomes are the following products, belonging to a comprehensive Robotic Teaching and Learning concept:
- Learning situations for practical mechatronics and computer science training
- Network of Excellence, a wiki based website
- Distance Lab (real equipment behind the user interface)
- Virtual Lab (simulated environment behind the user interface)
- Study Material