"Though not always emphasized or recognized, ethics is an integral part of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The development and deployment of technology, for example, often raises many ethical issues. Some of these issues are fairly straightforward while others are subtler and very complex. It is, therefore, important that educators help prepare their students for the ethical challenges they will face; whether as STEM professionals or citizens in our modern society. Finally, ethical reflection and discussion can promote critical thinking; a cornerstone of education and testing standards. "
The ME2011 Robot Project is a chance for students to be creative, to face a substantial challenge, to show off, and to stretch themselves as designers. Each student is charged with building a computer-controlled, autonomous machine that "does something useful" for 45 seconds. The definition of "useful" is up to the student and the results are always unexpected, clever and just plain fun. The remainder of this web site is to help ME 2011 students with their project, but the information be of interest to anyone building a robot.
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