Faculty Advisor

Miller, Bradley A.

Faculty Advisor

Stafford, Kenneth A.


This project looks at the Introduction to Robotics course at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The Introduction to Robotics course had previously not had any kind of comprehensive textbook; this project investigated the potential effects an e-textbook would have on the course. The project consisted of six surveys, a focus group, and six interviews with past or previous instructors. Many of the results showed topics or features that would further improve an e-textbook. Some of the questions were asked with the goal of determining the effect of the existing chapters but many results were inconclusive. This project concludes with some recommendations for future project groups such as future groups working more closely with current course staff.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering