ct 21(26): e2

Research Article

Edu-Rover: Application of Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Robotics and STEM Education in Nigeria

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.17-2-2021.168719,
        author={Mbadiwe Samuel Benyeogor and Oladayo Olufemi Olakanmi and Kosisochukwu Pal Nnoli and Mohammed Chonoko Gwani},
        title={Edu-Rover: Application of Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Robotics and STEM Education in Nigeria},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies},
        volume={8},
        number={26},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={CT},
        year={2021},
        month={2},
        keywords={Edu-rover, internet of things, instructional apparatus, tele-operation, STEM education, robotics},
        doi={10.4108/eai.17-2-2021.168719}
    }
    
  • Mbadiwe Samuel Benyeogor
    Oladayo Olufemi Olakanmi
    Kosisochukwu Pal Nnoli
    Mohammed Chonoko Gwani
    Year: 2021
    Edu-Rover: Application of Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Robotics and STEM Education in Nigeria
    CT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.17-2-2021.168719
Mbadiwe Samuel Benyeogor1,2,*, Oladayo Olufemi Olakanmi2, Kosisochukwu Pal Nnoli1, Mohammed Chonoko Gwani3
  • 1: Automata Research Group (ARG), Arvin Instruments Limited, Lagos, Nigeria
  • 2: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • 3: Department of Physics, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria
*Contact email: samrexbenzil@gmail.com

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Robotics needs to be made simple to understand in order to serve as a direct introduction to programming. In this paper, we propose the Edu-Rover (an unmanned vehicle system) for teaching robotics, and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related subjects.

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this project is to expose students to the applications of the theoretical knowledge learned in STEM subjects.

METHODS: To determine the applicability of our apparatus, we conducted workshops in schools. These include the collection of questionnaire data from students and teachers to evaluate its pedagogical significance.

RESULTS: Results show that our Edu-Rover is useful for teaching STEM subjects and concepts in schools.

CONCLUSION: Thus, we hope that this would stimulate creativity and cognitive abilities among students, especially in developing countries like Nigeria, in robotics and other STEM related subjects.