From August 8 to 13, an International Project-Based Learning (iPBL) program was held at Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (STUST), Taiwan. The OIT participating students in this program were from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering and the Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering.
The program was named “Intelligent Robot Challenge 2017”. The mission given to the students was to build the autonomous vehicle which can run in race track including sharp curves without crashing into the walls. The students were divided to six working groups mixed of both universities. They discussed components and control programs, and built prototype equipments. On the final day of the program, they had a race and competed for the number of lap.
Although the period of this program was shortened because of the typhoon, the task assignment in the kick off meeting enabled the students to perform their own work effectively and the students showed high degree of satisfaction with this program.
STUST is an engineering university located in Tainan City, Taiwan. This is the first iPBL since OIT concluded the Memorandum of Understanding in 2015 with STUST. Other programs between the two universities such as cultural experience study have already been started too. It is hoped that these programs will strengthen the relationships.