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Personal Robots in Education. Doug Blank Institute for Personal Robots in Education www.roboteducation.org. Institute for Personal Robots in Education. Formed in July 2006 Georgia Institute of Technology, Bryn Mawr College, and Microsoft Research

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Personal Robots in Education

Doug Blank

Institute for Personal Robots in Education

www.roboteducation.org

Bryn Mawr College

IPRE


Institute for Personal Robots in Education

  • Formed in July 2006

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Bryn Mawr College, and Microsoft Research

  • Created to explore and foster the appropriate use of robots in the CS1 and CS2 courses to help the “growing crisis”

  • Develop hardware, software, and curricular materials to this end

  • www.roboteducation.org

Bryn Mawr College

IPRE


The Personal Robot Niche

  • Personal Robot

    • Low-cost, small, self-contained, fit in backpack (or lunchbox), buy at bookstore

  • Focus on engaging computation

    • Avoid mechanical and electrical engineering topics

    • Robot as a device and tool

  • Inviting to non-traditional students

  • Exploit the power of the PC

    • Wireless

Bryn Mawr College

IPRE


The Personal Robot Niche

“One robot per student”

Robots can help make

computer science personal.

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IPRE


IPRE Robot Kit, prototype

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IPRE


Getting started

>>> from myro import *

Myro, (c) 2006 Institute for Personal Robots in Education

[See http://www.roboteducation.org/ for more information]

Version 1.0.2, Revision 1.99, ready!

>>> robot = Scribbler(“com4”)

Waking robot from sleep...

Hello, I'm Scribby!

>>> robot.beep(1, 800)

>>> robot.joyStick()

>>> robot.joyStick(1)

>>> ^D

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IPRE


Surveyor SRV1

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Scribbler with IPRE vision/Bluetooth board

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Gyro

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Further information

  • www.roboteducation.org

    • blog.roboteducation.org

    • wiki.roboteducation.org

Bryn Mawr College

IPRE


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