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A Mobile Telepresence Robot: A Case Study for Assessment of a Capstone Design Course

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016





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Promoting Multidisciplinary Efforts

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Multidisciplinary Engineering

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Chan Ham Kennesaw State University

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He is an Associate Professor in Mechatronics Engineering at the Kennesaw State University. He has over fifteen year experience in Mechatronics education and research.

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Jasmine Cherelle Washington

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Ms. Jasmine Washington graduated from Kennesaw State University, formerly Southern Polytechnic State University, with her bachelors of science in Mechatronics Engineering early 2014. Using the multidisciplinary nature of the program, Jasmine became highly interested in controls systems, mechanicals, as well as programs and project management. Since graduation, Jasmine has been working in a technical program management position at a company in Atlanta, GA that specializes in the use of ultrasonic technologies.

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Steven Howell Sims Hopewell Designs, Inc.

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Kevin Stanley McFall Kennesaw State University

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This paper presents the assessment scheme used to evaluate that learning outcomes are met in the capstone design course for an undergraduate Mechatronics Engineering program. Included are sample rubrics used to evaluate the design-build-test model which introduces students to the design process frequently used in industry. Although the capstone course is populated with only Mechatronics Engineering students, all projects are interdisciplinary in nature as they include mechanical design, sensor data acquisition, programming, and physical control of actuators. A case study, the Mobile Telepresence Robot (MTR) is offered to provide an example of the scope required in these projects. Feedback from students both on the MTR team and other projects indicates the skills and practices learned in this course are directly applicable to the jobs they secure after graduation.

Ham, C., & Washington, J. C., & Sims, S. H., & McFall, K. S. (2016, June), A Mobile Telepresence Robot: A Case Study for Assessment of a Capstone Design Course Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26360

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