The “Robinson” Programme: Interdisciplinary Education based on Robotics Curricula

In: Research on PBL Practice in Engineering Education

The Robinson curriculum contains a novel approach to improve the engineering education, to enhance technological literacy of students from non-engineering fields and to increase in the number of students, especially young women, in the fields of engineering and natural sciences. Since robotics holds a special fascination among all the technological fields – due to its cross-disciplinary approach as well as its popularity through movies and literature, this field allows hands-on teaching of scientific and engineering methodologies at an early stage of the academic education, not limited to engineering students but encompassing students from all academic – and even pre-academic – areas.