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Issue No.02 - April-June (2008 vol.7)
pp: 5-9
Tucker Balch , Georgia Tech University
Jay Summet , Georgia Tech University
Doug Blank , Bryn Mawr College
Deepak Kumar , Bryn Mawr College
Mark Guzdial , Georgia Tech University
Keith O'Hara , Georgia Tech University
Daniel Walker , Georgia Tech University
Monica Sweat , Georgia Tech University
Gaurav Gupta , Georgia Tech University
Stewart Tansley , Microsoft Research
Jared Jackson , Microsoft Research
Mansi Gupta , Bryn Mawr College
Marwa Nur Muhammad , Bryn Mawr College
Shikha Prashad , Bryn Mawr College
Natasha Eilbert , Bryn Mawr College
Ashley Gavin , Bryn Mawr College
ABSTRACT
We describe a curriculum, robot and textbook aimed at providing a new, compelling means for introducing computer science to undergraduates.
INDEX TERMS
personal robot education
CITATION
Tucker Balch, Jay Summet, Doug Blank, Deepak Kumar, Mark Guzdial, Keith O'Hara, Daniel Walker, Monica Sweat, Gaurav Gupta, Stewart Tansley, Jared Jackson, Mansi Gupta, Marwa Nur Muhammad, Shikha Prashad, Natasha Eilbert, Ashley Gavin, "Designing Personal Robots for Education: Hardware, Software, and Curriculum", IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol.7, no. 2, pp. 5-9, April-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2008.29
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