This final project is based on the general topics of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence as they apply to your major. From this, you must develop a specific topic and possibly a research question. You must then locate 4-6 peer-reviewed journal articles which will itemized in your Reference Page (APA, IEEE, AMA, or MLA citation style). Your Lit Review will be about two pages in length or a little longer (academic style), plus a Reference Page.
1a) Watch at least two of the YouTube videos on the GettingStarted handout (Take notes.).
Read the background articles on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.
1b) The aim of your Lit Review is to identify a gap in the current research and create a niche.
The Introduction establishes a problem in the current state of understanding and research,
and it concludes with the Research Question and possible Thesis Statement which define a
gap and introduce your niche. The Main Body of the Lit review is where you synthesize
sources according to topics. The Discussion Section describes how your niche might be
exploited to better understand your thesis.
2) Develop a topic related to your major, and narrow this into an ORIGINAL research question.
Use the “Narrowing a Topic” handout for additional guidance.
3) Conduct a Lit Search using key words, quotations, and Boolean logic markers. Choose 4-6
sources that best support your research question. You may briefly cite these in the Lit
Review. You are advised that, for your own protection, you must not recycle a previous
project or share sources.
4) Create a thesis statement (which will define your topic) like this: “The aim of this thesis is to
explore (your topic/thesis). . . “ You may follow this with a research question. All of this
will appear at the end of your introduction.