The Robobo Project: Bringing Educational Robotics Closer to Real-World Applications
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.
KeywordsInteractive education Smartphones Computer vision Speech recognition Real-World robotics
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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