Surgical robot competition - Introducing engineering in medicine to pre-college students

Oleg Gerovichev, Randal P. Goldberg, Ian D. Bonn, Anand Viswanathan, Russell H. Taylor

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Robotics is a multidisciplinary field that holds great potential for hands-on education throughout a student's school career. However, making technology accessible for learning is challenging due to cost, safety and implementation concerns. This paper describes a method for drawing on current, real life challenges faced by researchers in the field and translating such experiences into a secondary school level program. The concept of the competition, application of LEGO Mindstorms® robotics platform, methods of organization and expansion, past experiences and future plans are presented. Our goal is to show an example of how to integrate off-the-shelf robotic technology with current real-world engineering challenges and to engage students in the fields of engineering, robotics, and medicine in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11547-11559
Number of pages13
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Event2002 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Vive L'ingenieur - Montreal, Que., Canada
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 19 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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