On the 9th of July 2018, Natthanicha Sornsuwonrangsee, Sujirat attawibulkul, Wisanu Jutharee, Tichagorn Boonsri, and Asst.Prof.Dr.Boonserm Kaewkamnerdpong received the Best Paper Award from the research article "A Pilot Study on Using Storytelling Electronic Book with Robot for Assisting Development in Autistic Children" in the 10th National Conference on Persons with Disabilities, organized by the Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, together with King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Mahidol University, and other 16 universities in the network.

"Storytelling is an important activity to help children develop their receptive and expressive language skills, creativity and social skill. Storytelling can benefit children with autism who have impairments in social interaction and social communication. However, not all people can easily perform good storytelling, especially with autism audiences. We hypothesized that using robot and a popup storytelling electronic book could assist storytellers to help children with autism to develop skills. We designed and developed the BLISS robot and a popup storytelling electronic book. This study is a pilot study on using storytelling electronic book with robot for assisting development of language and social skills in autistic children. The objective of this pilot study is to obtain feedbacks on the effectiveness and user experience in order to improve the robot and storytelling electronic book to better suit child development."

 

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BIO100 Biological Science in Modern Technology

This course will introduce you to a general overview of the biological world for all students except students in faculty of science. The course starts with key topics relevant to biological engineering area. After that the expertise in many areas involving biology will lecture with an emphasis on case studies, real-world applications. The subject involves some project work (which is presented in the last week of this subject). The subject has been designed to contain: participant 10 %, activities and homework assignments 20 %,project and presentation 30 %, final exam 40 %.

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BIE Camp

Every year, the Biological Engineering Program organises the BIE Camp for the 3rd and 4th undergraduates, where they will have the chance to learn the research in biological engineering fields such as synthetic biology, bio-imaging, nanoengineering, biomaterials, biomechanics and tissue engineering, etc. Moreover, they will have an opportunities familiarise themselves with the environment in KMUTT. There also will be a wide variety of games and activities for students to ensure that students will have a unique and memorable experience.

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