Autonomous Vehicles - Driving Mathematical Thinking


Five years ago autonomous driving was possible, now it appears inevitable. Companies like Tesla and Google have disrupted this landscape creating an industry that is expected to contribute more than $10 trillion to the global economy. The horseless carriage is morphing into the driverless car. The 2004 DARPA Challenge involved building an autonomous vehicle tracking a course across the Mojave Desert. Entrants modified vehicles, wrote their own code and let their creations loose. Most vehicles crashed within sight of the starting line. How far could your students go? There are many opportunities for contextualised mathematics problems in even the simplest of challenges using accessible robotic vehicles.
In this workshop participants will program a TI-Nspire calculator to drive TI-Innovator Rover, a robotic vehicle complete with sensors and mathematical functionality. Are you up to the challenge?
Mathematical competency essential; prior coding experience not necessary.
Equipment will be provided, however if you wish to keep your programs; BYO TI-Nspire CX / TI-Nspire CX CAS on OS4.5

Peter Fox

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
G-3 07/12/2018 11:00 am 12:00 pm La Trobe University


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