Open Source Robotics Course at Engineering: Infrastructure and Methodology

  • Francisco Martín
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 630)


This paper describes the characteristics and methodology of a course of programming mobile robots for an Engineering course. We will describe the robot we have built for the classes, as well as the use of gamification and motivation techniques through social networks as teaching techniques. In addition, our group is committed to the open source, so we will use ROS [9] (Robotics Operating System) as the underlying technology. We will show how the motivation of the students and the exploitation of the course have improved. As a final result of this process, several students in this course got involved in the Participation in RoboCup 2016 held in Leipzig.


Teaching Robotics Open source Gamification Social networks 



The authors would like to thank the School of Engineering in Telecommunications of Rey Juan Carlos University, specially to his director Javier Ramos, for the support to this work, both for providing us with the laboratory equipment and for partially financing student attendance at RoboCup 2017 in Leipzig.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Rey Juan Carlos UniversityFuenlabradaSpain

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