Fun, activities and systems learning: new robotics kit helps university students compete for the future

Preparing tomorrow’s engineers
A new engineering curriculum and kit based on robotics and hands-on lab exercises will help university students learn the fundamentals of analog and embedded-systems technology.

The TI Robotics System Learning Kit (TI-RSLK) is designed to inspire and prepare future generations of engineers by giving them a deep understanding of how electronic systems work and how to build comprehensive systems-level knowledge.

And it’s fun.

"I love watching kids jump up and down and shout like they’re at a championship game when their robots go around the track," said Jon Valvano, a University of Texas electrical and computer engineering professor who helped collaborate to develop the learning kit. "TI-RSLK is designed to energize, invigorate and motivate students. Along the way, they're learning the material deeply."