Robot bilby for emerging engineers

Phythian, Mark W. (2000) Robot bilby for emerging engineers. In: Mechatronics and machine vision. Robotics and Mechatronics (3). Research Studies Press, Baldock, United Kingdom, pp. 31-38. ISBN 0-86380-261-3

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The Robot Bilby Competition is forging valuable links between Universities and secondary schools in Australia and encouraging high school leavers to consider a career in Engineering. At a time when universities are keen to encourage secondary school students into science and engineering disciplines and schools are looking to enhance their technology programs, such competitions provide a win-win scenario. This paper presents the development, features and outcomes of the Robot Bilby Competition and Technology Workshops, and the recent introduction of the Online Bilby Simulator. The composition of these programs is presented, with statistics showing their acceptance by teachers and students of the Darling Downs Region.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice. Published version deposited with permission of the Editor.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2009 02:34
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 00:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: bilby; competition; secondary school; simulation; mechatronics
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091007 Manufacturing Robotics and Mechatronics (excl. Automotive Mechatronics)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development

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