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V-REP and LabVIEW in the Service of Education

  • Marek Gawryszewski
  • Piotr Kmiecik
  • Grzegorz Granosik
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 457)

Abstract

The following paper exposes an effective approach of teaching robotics by applying very efficient and popular set of tools. It demonstrates a combination of applications such as V-REP and LabVIEW in order to be later utilized for rapid prototyping, algorithm design and revival of both simple as well as fairly advanced robotic environments. The described teaching methodology has been successfully applied to high-school students during their facultative robotics courses which have been taking place at the Lodz University of Technology. Detailed summary of the results of this exertion is also provided.

Keywords

Educational robotics V-REP LabVIEW Simulation environment Rapid prototyping 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to thank Mr Kacper Andrzejczak for his effort during the lessons.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marek Gawryszewski
    • 1
  • Piotr Kmiecik
    • 1
  • Grzegorz Granosik
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Automatic Control, Lodz University of TechnologyLodzPoland

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