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The Robobo Project: Bringing Educational Robotics Closer to Real-World Applications

  • Francisco BellasEmail author
  • Martin Naya
  • Gervasio Varela
  • Luis Llamas
  • Abraham Prieto
  • Juan Carlos Becerra
  • Moises Bautista
  • Andres Faiña
  • Richard Duro
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 630)

Abstract

The Robobo Project is a STEM-based project that aims to bring educational robotics, in primary and high school, closer to real-world applications. It is based on the use of a smartphone-based robotic platform called Robobo, a very flexible programming environment, and a set of lessons to integrate them. The smartphone provides high-level hardware capabilities in terms of sensors, communications and processing capabilities that allow to create more practical and realistic lessons that exploit human-robot interaction, with a small investment. In this paper, we present the main elements of The Robobo Project in terms of hardware and software, and two illustrative educational projects that can be developed within it.

Keywords

Interactive education Smartphones Computer vision Speech recognition Real-World robotics 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work has been partially funded by the EU’s H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 640891 (DREAM project) and by the Xunta de Galicia and redTEIC network (ED341D R2016/012).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco Bellas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Martin Naya
    • 1
  • Gervasio Varela
    • 2
  • Luis Llamas
    • 2
  • Abraham Prieto
    • 1
  • Juan Carlos Becerra
    • 3
  • Moises Bautista
    • 1
  • Andres Faiña
    • 4
  • Richard Duro
    • 1
  1. 1.Integrated Group for Engineering ResearchUniversidade da CoruñaA CoruñaSpain
  2. 2.MytechA CoruñaSpain
  3. 3.MINTA CoruñaSpain
  4. 4.IT University of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark

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