Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 25–39 | Cite as

Developing Educational Printable Robots to Motivate University Students Using Open Source Technologies

  • Raúl Pérula-MartínezEmail author
  • Juan Miguel García-Haro
  • Carlos Balaguer
  • Miguel A. Salichs


Educational robotics is one of the most prosperous fields of study currently. Although expensive educational robotic kits are used in high schools to teach robotics. University students do not have the knowledge base on the matter yet. More often, low-cost printed modular robots are used. 3d printers are the emergent tool to do faster prototypes in a cheaper way. Also, Open Source technologies are the way to share information. In this paper, we have done a low-cost printed modular robotic platform to teach robotics. Furthermore, we have done several experiments on how to teach educational robotics. Lastly, we have proposed a statistical model to get results from the experiments.


3d printers Creativity Educational robotics Innovation Motivational education Open source Printable robots 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raúl Pérula-Martínez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Juan Miguel García-Haro
    • 1
  • Carlos Balaguer
    • 1
  • Miguel A. Salichs
    • 1
  1. 1.Robotics LabUniversity Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M)MadridSpain

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