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A Low-Cost Classroom-Oriented Educational Robotics System

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Over the past few years, there has been a growing interest in using robots in education. The use of these tangible devices in combination with problem-based learning activities results in more motivated students, higher grades and a growing interest in the STEM areas. However, most educational robotics systems still have some restrictions like high cost, long setup time, need of installing software in children’s computers, etc. We present a new, low-cost, classroom-oriented educational robotics system that does not require the installation of any software. It can be used with computers, tablets or smartphones. It also supports multiple robots and the system can be setup and is ready to be used in under 5 minutes. The robotics system that will be presented has been successfully used by two classes of 3rd and 4th graders. Besides improving mathematical reasoning, the system can be employed as a motivational tool for any subject.

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Saleiro, M., Carmo, B., Rodrigues, J.M.F., du Buf, J.M.H. (2013). A Low-Cost Classroom-Oriented Educational Robotics System. In: Herrmann, G., Pearson, M.J., Lenz, A., Bremner, P., Spiers, A., Leonards, U. (eds) Social Robotics. ICSR 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 8239. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02675-6_8

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