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Additive Manufacturing as an Essential Element in the Teaching of Robotics

by Kevin Castelli 1,† and Hermes Giberti 2,*,†
1
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Industriale, Università degli Studi di Brescia, Via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’Informazione, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Via A. Ferrata 5, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Robotics 2019, 8(3), 73; https://doi.org/10.3390/robotics8030073
Received: 29 June 2019 / Revised: 26 July 2019 / Accepted: 16 August 2019 / Published: 20 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Kinematics and Robot Design II, KaRD2019)
This paper aims to describe how additive manufacturing can be useful in enhancing a robotic course, allowing students to focus on all aspects of the multidisciplinary components of this subject. A three-year experience of the course of “robotic system design” is presented to support the validity of the use of this technology in teaching. This course is specifically aimed at Master of Science (MSc) Mechanical Engineering students and therefore requires one to view the subject in all its aspects including those which are not conventionally taken into consideration such as mechanical design, prototyping and the final realization. View Full-Text
Keywords: robotics teaching; 3D-printing; low-cost robots; education; Arduino robotics teaching; 3D-printing; low-cost robots; education; Arduino
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