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Azoresbot: An Arduino Based Robot for Robocup Competitions

  • José CascalhoEmail author
  • Armando Mendes
  • Alberto Ramos
  • Francisco Pedro
  • Nuno Bonito
  • Domingos Almeida
  • Pedro Augusto
  • Paulo Leite
  • Matthias Funk
  • Arturo Garcia
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1092)

Abstract

Robotic competitions in the context of the Robocup festival or similar, obey to a certain set of challenges that demands for each robot to have a set of sensors and actuators adapted to different environments. In this paper we present the Azoresbot robot that was developed in the context of a robotic regional competition which intends to foster the learning of robotics and programming in Azorean schools. In the context of this festival, the robot was presented as a kit that teams had to build, to test and, then, to program for different competitions. This robot was created thinking in the modularity and adaptability needed to the different challenges in the competitions.

Keywords

Educational robotics Arduino Robocup 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This project was supported by Luso-American Foundation, project 119/2019 and by the Azores Government by the Regional Department of Science and Technology, PRO-SCIENTIA financial program. The authors wish to thanks to PROBOT - Associação de Programação e Robótica dos Açores and to the other organizations and volunteers that supported the event and the robot design.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Cascalho
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 6
    Email author
  • Armando Mendes
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
    • 6
  • Alberto Ramos
    • 6
  • Francisco Pedro
    • 6
    • 8
  • Nuno Bonito
    • 6
  • Domingos Almeida
    • 8
  • Pedro Augusto
    • 7
  • Paulo Leite
    • 6
    • 9
  • Matthias Funk
    • 1
    • 6
  • Arturo Garcia
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Faculdade de Ciências e TecnologiaUniversidade dos AçoresPonta DelgadaPortugal
  2. 2.NIDeS - Núcleo de Desenvolvimento em e-SaúdeUniversidade dos AçoresPonta DelgadaPortugal
  3. 3.BioISI - Biosystems and Integrative Sciences InstituteFCUL -Universidade de LisboaLisboaPortugal
  4. 4.AlgoritmiUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal
  5. 5.Instituto de Investigação em Vulcanologia e Avaliação de RiscosUniversidade dos AçoresPonta DelgadaPortugal
  6. 6.GRIA - Grupo de Robótica e Inteligência ArtificalUniversidade dos AçoresPonta DelgadaPortugal
  7. 7.Escola Secundária Domingos RebeloPonta DelgadaPortugal
  8. 8.Escola Básica Integrada de Rabo de PeixeRibeira GrandePortugal
  9. 9.GLOBALEDAPonta DelgadaPortugal

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