Project based learning (PBL) is a dynamic classroom approach in which students actively explore solving real world problems and gaining knowledge and skills through developing real products. In this paper, we introduce a student project that focuses on the integration of mechanical and electrical components in the development of a speech controlled service robot. The technical details of this project are presented, including the major components, system integration, and the software that enables the functions of the robot. A robot with such functions can be used in many applications such as military operations, speech controlled appliances, etc. Student assessment has shown that this project helps students learn valuable knowledge of product development that are usually only acquired through real world working experiences.

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