Recursive acronyme Tribute to Karel Capek, Czech writher who introduced the Robot word.
Who is working on this project, and who are they working with? The obvious: identifying team members. The ambigous: establishing clear connections among people who’ll be collaborating with each other, integrating their schedules and vacations, and noting how their role in the organization will affect their role on the project team. Outlining these kinds of details is worth the elbow grease, and can help you measure time frames in terms of actual labor hours rather than dubious calendar days.
The general objective of the project is to improve teaching and learning of science and technology using robotics as integrator 1. Apply practical math and scientific concepts while learning to design, build, test and document KAREL (a low cost, utonomous robotic platform for enhancing learning of sciences and technology in secondary school). 2. Create an interdisciplinary curriculum to use with KAREL robotic platform. 3. Improve confidence and fluency in English and learn scientific and technical vocabulary in partners’ languages.
Principal results and outcomes of the project.
Task Distribution 1. Robotic platform design, manufacture, test and document: a) Mechanical system – Turkey b) Electronic system – Poland (input / output devices), Romania (controller, motor drivers, power supply, communication) d) Software – Greece (codes for lessons), Romania (codes for input / output devices) The responsible partners will manufacture one final prototype for each partner. During the project all partners will learn to manufacture their parts and will produce their own fleet of robots. 2. Curriculum for robotic platform design and document: a) Physics – Greece, Romania b) Biology – Greece c) Mechanics – Turkey, Poland d) Electronics - Poland, Romania e) Programming – Greece, Romania e) Robotics – Poland, Romania Each lesson will be peer reviewed by other partners. Each partner will translate the final curriculum in his language. 3. The robotic terms dictionary in English, Greek, Polish, Turkish and Romanian will be the result of our common effort.
Strategy This project involves both pupils and teachers. The pupils will participate in all stages of the project. They will research, design, build, test, and program the robotic platform. Also they will contribute to test the curriculum. Teachers will guide pupils and will create the curriculum. We will create a robotic terms dictionary in partners languages.
involves the confident and critical use of information society technology (IST) and thus basic skills in information and communication technology (ICT)
is related to learning, the ability to pursue and organise one's own learning, either individually or in groups, in accordance with one's own needs, and awareness of methods and opportunities
Social competence refers to personal, interpersonal and intercultural competence and all forms of behaviour that equip individuals to participate in an effective and constructive way in social and working life. It is linked to personal and social well-being. An understanding of codes of conduct and customs in the different environments in which individuals operate is essential. Civic competence, and particularly knowledge of social and political concepts and structures (democracy, justice, equality, citizenship and civil rights), equips individuals to engage in active and democratic participation;
is the ability to turn ideas into action. It involves creativity, innovation and risk-taking, as well as the ability to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives. The individual is aware of the context of his/her work and is able to seize opportunities that arise. It is the foundation for acquiring more specific skills and knowledge needed by those establishing or contributing to social or commercial activity. This should include awareness of ethical values and promote good governance;
involves appreciation of the importance of the creative expression of ideas, experiences and emotions in a range of media (music, performing arts, literature and the visual arts).
Our contribution to switch from STEM to STEAM, where A is coming from Art.
We work hard to achieve the outcomes we proposed!
Thanks once again for listening my presentation.
Thanks once again for listening my presentation.
Scientix 9th SPWatFCL Brussels 6-8 November 2015: Robotic Platform Karel
Karel – Autonomous Robot
for Enhancing Learning
Palatul Copiilor Drobeta Turnu Severin – Filiala Orsova
9th Science Projects Workshop in the Future Classroom Lab
Brussels, EUN, 07.11.2015
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KAREL PROJECT OVERVIEW
Results & Outcomes
Programme: LIFELONG LEARNING
Action type: PARTNERSHIPS
Action: COMENIUS Multilateral school
LLP Link No: 2013-1-RO1-COM06-29664 1
Project title: Karel - Autonomous Robot for
Project acronym: KAREL
Implementation: 01.08.2013 – 31.07.2015
Partners, pupils, teachers
1. Platon Schools (Εκπαιδευτηρια Πλατων)
2. Beypazari Teknik Ve Endüstri Meslek Lisesi
3. Technikum nr 1 im. Stanisława Staszica w
Zespole Szkoł Technicznych w Rybniku (Rybnik,
4. Palatul Copiilor
(Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania)
Pupils (aged from 14 to 19 years old) & Teachers
Improve teaching and learning of science and
technology using robotics as integrator
O1. Apply practical math and scientific
concepts while learning to design, build, test
and document KAREL.
O2. Create an interdisciplinary curriculum to
use with KAREL robotic platform.
O3. Improve confidence and fluency in English
and learn scientific and technical vocabulary in
Results & Outcomes
Robotics platform designed, tested and
Curriculum with lesson plans in the next
fields: physics, biology, programming,
mechanics, electronics, and robotics.
Robotic platform design, manufacture, test
a) Mechanical system
b) Electronic system
Poland (input / output devices)
Romania (controller, motor drivers, power supply,
Greece (codes for lessons)
Romania (codes for input / output devices)
Create robotics dictionary
Research, design, build, test, and program
Design robotic platform, and curriculum
Communication in the mother tongue
Communication in foreign languages
Mathematical competence and basic competences in STEM
Learning to learn
Social and civic competences
Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship
Cultural awareness and expression
COMMUNICATION IN THE
Oral form (deliver presentations)
Written form (prepare presentations, and papers)
"Karel - Autonomous Robot for Enhancing Learning",
National Robotics Trophy ROBOTOR 2013, October 11-
13, 2013; Palatul Copiilor Botosani.
"Karel – Parteneriat Scolar Multilateral Comenius",
National Symposium "Performance through Noformal
Activies", 03.02.2014, CCD Mehedinti.
“Karel – Comenius Multilateral School Partnership”,
National Festival INOVAFEST, 15.03.2014, Drobeta
Turnu Severin. http://1drv.ms/1iAYoUn
“Karelino, un pas in dezvoltarea platformei robotice Karel”,
National Symposium IPO-TECH, 29.03.2014, Tirgu-
National Electronics Contest
Constanta, 22 – 26.06.2014
Define the problem
Do background research
Create detailed specifications
Create different solutions
Choose the best solution
Design the product
Build a prototype
Test and redesign
Abordare nouă pentru al
doilea prototip Karel
Sistemul de management al bateriei
Drivere de motor
Almost all the work released under free
TAPR Open Hardware License
MIT License (http://mit-license.org/)
CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/)
I invited to have fun during the
Programming for all: Scratch workshop
Motto: If a six years old pupil can do it I can also do it.
International Robotics Trophy
SCRatch International Programming Trial