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Robot Contest for Innovative Development in Education Technology

Kanyuma Jitjumnong, Pasapitch Chujai, and Noritsugu Kamata
Electrical Technology Education Department, Faculty of Industrial Education and Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand

Abstract—Robotics has taken on a multifaceted role with outstanding development such as in the development of robotic technology and automation, medicine, and industry. This research aims to encourage students to practice their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It results in practice, analyzing and solving problems, and working together as a team. They will also be able to participate in a robot contest to find a Thailand representative for the upcoming Asia Pacific robotics competition. Researchers and students from the Department of Electrical Education, Faculty of Industrial and Technology Education, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi under the team “MODFIRE@FIET” joined the robot competition from 2013 to the present. Each competition will evaluate the performance of the robot with a unique criterion. This results in the student's commitment to develop a robot to work effectively under the circumstances. The team has developed the knowledge of robotics and automation and controls the main work with Arduino. Each contestant will have two robots, a Manual Robot and an Automatic Robot. Both of these robots have different designs, structures, and mechanisms from generation to generation, under the rules of the year to reduce the system crashes. Our team is focused on designing robots with a simple and appropriate mechanism to carry out the mission. In the future, the researcher aims to provide the robot as part of the development of teaching and learning for students. Let them know, analyze, and further their knowledge to apply to technology. 

Index Terms—ABU robocon, robot competition, robot education, innovative in education

Cite: Kanyuma Jitjumnong, Pasapitch Chujai, and Noritsugu Kamata, "Robot Contest for Innovative Development in Education Technology" International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 395-400, March 2020. DOI: 10.18178/ijmerr.9.3.395-400

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