Learning to Program in K12 Using a Remote Controlled Robot: RoboBlock

  • Javier García-ZubíaEmail author
  • Ignacio AnguloEmail author
  • Gabriel Martínez-Pieper
  • Pablo Orduña
  • Luis Rodríguez-Gil
  • Unai Hernandez-Jayo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 22)


Programming is part of the curricula in different subjects and countries. To face this challenge, schools are using visual programming (e.g., Scratch, Blockly) and/or educational robots. Some combinations of these two tools are very popular, such as the Lego Mindstorm robots. This work presents a remote controlled robot called RoboBlock, and its main characteristic is that it can be programmed and controlled via Internet. RoboBlock is developed under the WebLab-Deusto Remote Laboratory Management System.


Remote experimentation Educational robotics K12 education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier García-Zubía
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ignacio Angulo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gabriel Martínez-Pieper
    • 1
  • Pablo Orduña
    • 1
  • Luis Rodríguez-Gil
    • 1
  • Unai Hernandez-Jayo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial TechnologiesUniversity of DeustoBilbaoSpain

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