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Metabot: A Low-Cost Legged Robotics Platform for Education

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions
Place of PublicationBraganca, Portugal
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages283-287
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2255-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-2256-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016
Event2016 International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions - Braganca, Portugal
Duration: 4 May 20166 May 2016
http://icarsc2016.ipb.pt/

Conference

Conference2016 International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions
Abbreviated titleICARSC 2016
CountryPortugal
CityBraganca
Period4/05/166/05/16
Internet address

Abstract

This paper introduces an open-source 3D printed low-cost legged robot environment designed for educational purposes. The platform, called Metabot, is already operational and is currently experienced by teachers and pupils. The robot as a teaching aid, has several advantages: at first, it is stimulating for pupils, especially legged robots. Second, robotics is multidisciplinary and centralizes a broad spectrum of knowledge for the pupils, in particular, it allows to introduce programming in a concrete environment, which is now an important need in school. Finally, legged robots can illustrate concretely several matters of geometry.

Event

2016 International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions

4/05/166/05/16

Braganca, Portugal

Event: Conference

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