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About the WPI EBOT Program

EBOT Educational Robotics is a coordinated effort between a WPI student project group and the WPI/Mass Academy FIRST Robotics team.  The goal of the WPI EBOT program is to improve science and engineering education through the use of affordable robotics programs. The WPI EBOT program includes mentor training materials/seminars, recruiting materials, curricular guidance for classroom incorporation, and a complete set of rules and guidelines for running an annual tournament.

The WPI EBOT program helps students develop skills in teamwork, problem solving, and resource management, and provides an exciting atmosphere for learning the fundamentals of engineering and computer science.

The complete WPI EBOT program includes mentor training materials/seminars, recruiting materials, curricular guidance for classroom incorporation, and, of course, a complete set of rules and guidelines for running an annual tournament.
 
Our goal is to bridge the significant gap between programs like BEST (low cost, accessible, student-oriented, but very limited in sophistication, especially in programming and autonomous behavior) and FIRST (very capable, great opportunity for technical innovation, autonomous/programming headroom, but very high cost, huge commitment, and often not student-oriented).  
 
We had 14 teams from 7 different high schools compete in our tournament on December 5th, 2004.  This year's WPI EBOT project will not be complete, however, until early spring when we have had the opportunity to gather feedback from post-season surveys and teacher/student testimonials.

If you are interested in starting your own robotics program, please feel free to use any parts or likeness of our game or program that you wish, as long as proper credit is given to WPI and the WPI EBOT program.

 


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