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IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

Issue 2 • Date June 2003

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  • Robotics in education: Low-cost platforms for teaching integrated systems

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):4 - 6
    Cited by:  Papers (30)
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  • Modern robotics engineering instruction

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):33 - 37
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    We discuss three basic principles of modern robotics education and contrast the traditional teaching style used in a majority of engineering classes with that necessary for a rapidly developing field such as robotics. Our basic tenet is that a modern robotic engineer must have knowledge, experience, and insight. While traditional education methods focus on knowledge and experience through the stan... View full abstract»

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  • Mobile robot labs

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):25 - 32
    Cited by:  Papers (26)
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    There has been much interest in achieving educational and research objectives through the use of small, low-cost robot platforms. While our initial experiences with these platforms were similarly positive, we questioned whether these platforms could be pushed beyond their early uses and transitioned towards achieving substantial educational and research goals. This article reports initial results ... View full abstract»

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  • Ada/Mindstorms 3.0

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):19 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    The paper presents a computational environment built on the LEGO Minstorms RCX kit for introductory robotics and programming. The author describes the Ada/Mindstorms 3.0, a software environment for teaching using the LEGO Mindstorms RCX kit. He discusses the design choices made, the reasons for those decisions, and show examples of how the system works. Ada/Mindstorms has been used in computing cl... View full abstract»

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  • Watch out, Tiger Woods![golf playing robot]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):56 - 60
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    This article describes the development of an autonomous robotic system for playing mini-golf. The system was designed and built to serve as a demonstration of robotic application for engineering students. The system was built using a Yasakawa robot fitted with two arms. The software was developed to control the machine using the C++ language. Standard C++ libraries were used in addition to communi... View full abstract»

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  • Vision-guided mobile robots for design competitions

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):38 - 44
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    We present the Teaching system integration in engineering curricula at universities via popular and effective robot-design competitions. In this article, we first present the robot kit we use and discuss the experiences we gained in, and shortcomings of, our robot competitions. We then present the low-cost color vision system, developed especially for our course. We also discuss our experiences in... View full abstract»

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  • LEGO MindStorms: not just for K-12 anymore

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):12 - 18
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    Using LEGO Mindstorms robots to support the ACM Computing Curriculum 2001 in lab exercises and projects from the beginner courses in programming to advanced courses in operating systems, compilers, networks, and artificial intelligence. View full abstract»

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  • Welding robots

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):45 - 55
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    Using robots in industrial welding operations is common but far from being a streamlined technological process. The problems are with the robots, still in their early design stages and difficult to use and program by regular operators; the welding process, which is complex and not really well known and the human-machine interfaces, which are unnatural and not really working. In this article, these... View full abstract»

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Eugenio Guglielmelli
Laboratory of Biomedical Robotics
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