Engaging Robotics Education to Prepare Students for

the Age of Automation and the Internet of Things

Recorded: October 15, 2019 at 2:00pm EDT

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Robotics is a crucial intersection of multidisciplinary systems engineering that requires expertise in an array of domains. As trends continue to see growth in automated systems across all aspects of life, it is important for contemporary engineers to know foundational concepts in robotics and mechatronics to more fully grasp the complexities of automation. Because of the complexity, robotics is a difficult subject to cover in an academic setting and leaves many faculties struggling on a method to expose robotics to students as early as possible. The TI-RSLK MAX is a platform and curriculum solution from Texas Instruments that makes it more feasible to add robotics to department lab offerings from as early as the first year of engineering to later electives covering sophisticated topics in embedded systems, IoT, sensors, power, controls, signal processing, machine learning and more.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Understand how to seamlessly add hands-on robotics to existing first year engineering courses and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) major courses
  • Expose students to ARM architecture and the flexibility for simple projects to highly sophisticated systems
  • Explore multiple entry points for students to develop software and improve their programming skills in the embedded context
  • Bring practical learning to students to better prepare and motivate them for future technologies


Mark Easley
University Marketing Manager
Texas Instruments

Mark Easley is part of the team behind the TI University Program, which is committed to engineering student success and supporting institutions of higher learning that will train the next generation of makers and creators. His daily tasks include supporting universities with electrical and computer engineering curriculum enhancements, courseware support and electronics workshops to improve student engagement and outcomes. He is also interested in enhancing industry partnerships and semiconductor / IoT research activities and keeping tabs on the accelerating trend of online and accessible technical education through Massively Open Online Classes (MOOCs). He is focusing on assisting faculty with preparing students to enter industry with effective knowledge in design, system, power and connectivity. His background at TI includes product and software development, account management, business development, web marketing, tutorial writing, demo creation, outbound marketing content creation and community engagement.



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