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CISTI'2020 - 15th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies

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Playing RoboSoccer with Machine Learning: A learning and teaching experience based on STEM

The emergence of the Internet and the popularity of mobile devices is transforming education. The new student generations pose challenges to the academic models of how to acquire and share knowledge, interact with colleagues and especially how to be evaluated. An crucial challenge for programming courses is to propose projects that create opportunities for students to develop both technical and soft skills necessary in their future professional careers. The objective of this work is to share the experience of teaching and learning through a project based on STEM education in an Artificial Intelligence course in a technical university program. An approach based on active learning was used to develop the programming project. Each team developed a robot prototype that could to participate in match of RoboSoccer and made a technical report about the project. The first results showed that the students were working in an integral way, professional competences related to team work, research, creativity, communication and leadership, mainly. Also, the teams were able to develop a robot prototype that could play a RoboSoccer match.

Abel Méndez-Porras
Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Jorge Alfaro-Velasco
Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica
Costa Rica

 


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