[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings] Future of Mechatronics & Robotics Education Workshop

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[robotics-worldwide] [Meetings] Future of Mechatronics & Robotics Education Workshop

Gennert, Michael A.
Dear Colleagues,

We invite participation in the 1st of several planned workshops on The Future of Mechatronics & Robotics Education https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.asme.org_events_dscc_program_workshops&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=biA_u5j4FXbTPcvoMQFFTC0GDIW-qO9NZbb3_ixkdwU&s=qk_QGeRNBoJu7xolW1BjXuidROxA1dfU_NK7g14rDOw&e=. This inaugural workshop will be held Sunday, September 30, 2018, in conjunction with ASME's Dynamic Systems and Control Conference DSCC 2018 https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.asme.org_events_dscc&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=biA_u5j4FXbTPcvoMQFFTC0GDIW-qO9NZbb3_ixkdwU&s=GkdXOmZ_zNjMs-Jf4O_RnclGSTps0gOvYkN2MdBZNuM&e= in Atlanta, GA.

The workshop is motivated by the tremendous, dynamic growth in Mechatronics and Robotics. To address the need for highly educated, multi-disciplinary professionals, many universities and colleges have introduced courses, minors, and degree programs; however, these efforts lack cohesion. Now is the time to unify and standardize educational material to make MRE education more widely available and easier to adopt.

The objectives of this workshop are to bring together industry and academic professionals in Mechatronics and Robotics, share experiences, and initiate efforts towards defining the field.  We aim to encourage and facilitate the wide adoption of Mechatronics and Robotics degree programs. Workshop participants will learn about recent successes in offering these degrees, help influence the future of the field, and contribute to the growing Mechatronics and Robotics education community.

This workshop will benefit a wide range of DSCC participants including educators teaching mechatronics, robotics, dynamics and control courses, PhD students seeking academic careers in mechatronics and robotics, and industry professionals desiring to shape the future workforce.

We anticipate limited funding for workshop participants.  Details will be announced when they become available.

Topics include:

Origins, goals, and mission of the Mechatronics & Robotics education community

Mechatronic & Robotics education knowledge bases

Project-based learning in Mechatronics & Robotics

Advanced and open-source platforms for Mechatronics & Robotics

Reducing barriers to adoption


Preparation to teach Mechatronics & Robotics


Important Dates:

TBD                        Applications for participant support due

Aug. 13, 2018     Participant support notification

Aug. 20, 2018     Early registration deadline https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.asme.org_events_dscc_register&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=biA_u5j4FXbTPcvoMQFFTC0GDIW-qO9NZbb3_ixkdwU&s=tG-vLLSH4GIqGLD8U2wKaXpjBSg3DOYDC-bqoNQ_Sj4&e=

Sep. 30, 2018      Regular / on-site registration and workshop


Mike Gennert, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Vikram Kapila, New York University

Nima Lotfi, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

James Mynderse, Lawrence Technological University

For additional information, please see the workshop website at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.asme.org_events_dscc_program_workshops&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=biA_u5j4FXbTPcvoMQFFTC0GDIW-qO9NZbb3_ixkdwU&s=qk_QGeRNBoJu7xolW1BjXuidROxA1dfU_NK7g14rDOw&e= or contact us at [hidden email].

We look forward to seeing you at FoMRE @ DSCC 2018!

Mike, Vikram, Nima, and James

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