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Using Industry Available Software Programs In The Classroom

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Computers in Education Poster Session

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9.1374.1 - 9.1374.11



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Yi Cheng

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Embedded System Design for A Smart Rover Sam Stokes Microsoft Corporation Yi Cheng, Kathleen Hayden, Saeed Monemi, Rajan Chandra, Tim Lin, Zekeriya Aliyazicioglu California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

1. Introduction The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE) at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) offers Bachelor of Science degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Our Computer Engineering curriculum is composed of hardware and software courses, which emphasize the use of both technologies to produce optimized system designs.

In response to the NASA Research Announcement (2002), California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) submitted a proposal for the “Partnership Awards for the Integration of Research into Undergraduate Education” (PAIR) program. The purpose of our proposal was to integrate the Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) deep space exploration rover technology research into the undergraduate curriculum of the engineering, technology and computer science departments at Cal Poly Pomona. Cal Poly Pomona’s proposal, “Deep Space Exploration using Smart Robotic Rovers”, was selected for funding and began in September 2002.

Implementing the California Polytechnic Pomona Rover Robot 2003/4

Engineering Mechanical Electrical Computer Engineering Computer Science Technology

Power Application Mass Properties Firmware supply design

Project Thermodynamics W iring reviews

Mobility Operating Operating Vision System system issues customization interaction

Test patterns Test Patterns for operating for the Navigation system application design

Figure 1. Work efforts by the students

Teams composed of faculty and students are engaged in the development of a robot, which will be capable of being deployed in an unfriendly environment, capable of autonomous navigation, scientific data collection and communication with a base station.

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Cheng, Y. (2004, June), Using Industry Available Software Programs In The Classroom Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13403

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