PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2013-1-RO1-COM06-29664

Karel - Autonomous Robot for Enhancing Learning

Comenius multilateral partnerships

PARTNERS
  • Romania
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Poland
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Palatul Copiilor Drobeta Turnu Severin

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    M-EDU-OTH

    ADDRESS

    Carol I, 24 – Drobeta Turnu Severin

    CONTACT PERSON

    Mihai Agape

    Karel - Autonomous Robot for Enhancing Learning

    The multilateral Comenius partnership brings together 3 high schools from Poland, Greece, and Turkey and a nonformal educational institution from Romania. The purpose of the project is to develop curricular materials for science and technology learning with robots. We will design, build and test KAREL, an autonomous, mobile, low-cost robotic platform for secondary schools. We named our robotic platform in tribute to Karel Čapek, the Czech writer who introduced the word robot. This platform will be affordable for secondary schools and will have better performances than commercial available kits with similar prices. We will develop also a curriculum to use with the KAREL robot. The curriculum will include lesson plans from different fields (physics, biology, electronics, mechanics, programming, and robotics). The project is interdisciplinary, challenging and promotes teamwork, innovation and lifelong learning. The participants will use and develop their competences in mathematics, ICT, technology, sciences, curriculum design and languages. All participants will improve their English but they we will also learn robotics terms in languages of the partners. This project involves both pupils (14 to 19 years old) and teachers. The pupils (girls and boys) will participate in all stages of the project. They will research, design, build and test the robotic platform. Teachers (women and men) will guide pupils and will develop the curriculum. At the final of the project all involved schools will have the robots and the curriculum required for a robotic course. The materials developed (robotic platform plans and curriculum) will be freely available in electronic format. These will be useful for schools that want to start a robotics course with a low budget.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Turkey
  • Poland
  • Karel Detailed Specifications

    This document presents in first part the requirements for the Karel platform as in application form. In the second part are presented detailed specifications for Karel platform (mechanical, electrical, software, financial, environmental, and robot challenges). Detailed specifications were agreed with small changes during the first project meeting, held in Beypazari.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Pupils, Students, Trainees, Adult learners, Teachers, Trainers, Parents

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Didactic material

    AVAILABILITY

    Link to

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes