The advance of Artificial intelligence is promising to enhance the learning of challenging engineering courses. In particular, chatbots can be useful to work as Virtual Teaching Assistant for the engineering course with a large number of students. This project is to use IBM Artificial intelligence platform, i.e., Watson Assistant and Watson Discovery, to develop a preliminary chatbot in collaboration with the real Teaching Assistants of the MECH course, MECH3030 Mechanisms of Machinery. This project will be in collaboration with the CSE Department.
1) Understanding the components of a chatbot system,
2) Understanding the basic principle of Mechanisms of Machinery,
3) Implement a chatbot using IBM Artificial intelligence platform.
The student will work with the real Teaching Assistants to implement a prepliminary chatbot on Facebook messenger as a Virtual Teaching Assistant.