International Workshop "Teaching robotics, teaching with robotics"

Hosted by the Simulation, Modelling and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR 2010) Conference

Darmstadt, Germany


Monday, November 15, 2010; 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Organized by

Alimisis Dimitris, Dept. of Education, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, Patras, Greece

Menegatti Emanuele, Dept. of Information Engineering, Univ. of Padova, Italy

Moro Michele, Dept. of Information Engineering, Univ. of Padova, Italy



Welcome – Introduction to the workshop


Authors (presenter in bold) – title of presentation


Kathia Pitti, Belén Curto, Joaquín García and Vidal Moreno. NXT Workshops: Constructionist Learning Experiences in Rural Areas


Ilaria Gaudiello, Elisabetta Zibetti and Simon Carrignon. Representations to go: learning robotics, learning by robotics


Miroslav Kulich, Jan Faigl, Jan Chudoba and Karel Košnar. A Visualization System for Teaching Intelligent Mobile Robotics in SyRoTek


Laszlo Csink and Karoly Farkas. Lifelong playing instead of lifelong learning: teaching robotics without robots and computers


Coffee break


Raivo Sell. Combined Robotic Platform for Research and Education


Idoia Beraza, Alfredo Pina and Barbara Demo. Soft & Hard ideas to improve interaction with robots for Kids & Teachers


Miguel González-Fierro Palacios González-Fierro Palacios, Alberto Jardón Huete, Santiago Martinez de la Casa Martinez de la Casa, Martin F. Stoelen, Juan G. Victores and Carlos Balaguer. Educational initiatives related with CEABOT contest


Heilo Altin, Margus Pedaste and Alvo Aabloo. Robotics in Education: Methods of Getting Schools Involved in Robotics Project in Estonia


Dorit Assaf, Lijin Aryananda and Rolf Pfeifer. Robot Competition with Teachers




Sebastian Cincelli, Gianfranco Festi, Francesco Finotti, Dagmar Lenzen and Stefano Monfalcon. Teaching with robotics: different experiences at school after the TERECoP courses


O Duill Micheal. Notes on the Basis for a Science of Construction: with remarks about primary school technology


Alicia Weirich, Susanne Schüler, Carola Haumann and Jochen J. Steil. teutolab-robotik - Hands-On Teaching of Human-Robot Interaction


Ansgar Bredenfeld and Thorsten Leimbach. The Roberta Initiative


Dimitris Alimisis. Introducing robotics in schools: post-TERECoP experiences from a pilot educational program


Coffee break


Emanuele Menegatti, Michele Moro, Educational Robotics from high-school to Master of Science


Dave Catlin and Mike Blamires. The e-Robot Project: A Longitudinal On-Line Research Collaboration to Investigate ERA Principles


Alexander Hofmann, Gerald Steinbauer and Ansgar Bredenfeld. Robotics in Education Initiatives in Europe - Status, Shortcomings and Open Questions


Panel discussion: practical steps towards a European Community of Educational Robotics

Moderator: Michele Moro

Panel: Dimitris Alimisis, Ansgar Bredenfeld, Dave Catlin, Alexander Hofmann

Themes for discussion

Building a community-driven network in Educational Robotics aimed to the development of cooperation in joint activities, implementation of long term evaluation projects, sharing experiences, exchanging ideas, co-authoring papers/presentations

Development of web-based communication tools (website, forum, mailing list etc.)

Establishing a European conference on research and technological development in Educational Robotics

Establishing a workshop in Educational Robotics focused on special topics (different each time)

Submission of proposals to EU programmes for funding our joint activities


Poster presentations - Workshop reception

James Larson, Adeilton Oliveira Jr, Victor Oliveira, Brett Nelson, Josue Ramos and Lucas Alves. Cheap, Easy Robotics for the Non-Programmer

Albert Albers, Markus Frietsch, Volker Bartenbach, Gerhard Robens and Norbert Burkhardt. A New Robotics Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Mechatronic Education

Michael Winckler. From Zero to Hero - Basic Training Units for Fresh FLL Teams

Reinhard Gerndt and Stefan Krupop. EcoBe! Mixed Reality Robot Kit - An Entry-Level System for Teaching Cooperative Robotics

Jorge Solis and Atsuo Takanishi. Project-Based Learning Implementation and Development of Educational Robots at Waseda University

Emanuele Micheli and Linda Giannini. Pinocchio 2.0: robotics from kindergarden to University

Vessela Ilieva. ROBOTICS in the Primary School – how to do it?

Vassilis Bourdakis and Anna Chronaki. Control technology as a means for designing virtual interactive space: what could be learned from blender use in architectural education?

Hartmut Surmann. Autonomous Systems at Gelsenkirchen

Workshop Chairmen

Alimisis Dimitris, Menegatti Emanuele, Moro Michele


The workshop will take place at DARMSTADTIUM,Wissenschaft Kongresse, 

Schlossgraben 1 64283 Darmstadt, Phone: + 49 (06151) 7806-0