Developing educational printable robots to motivate university students using open source technologies Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2016

start page

  • 25

end page

  • 39

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 81

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 0921-0296

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 1573-0409

abstract

  • Educational robotics is one of the most prosperous fields of study currently. Although expensive educational robotic kits are used in high schools to teach robotics. University students do not have the knowledge base on the matter yet. More often, low-cost printed modular robots are used. 3d printers are the emergent tool to do faster prototypes in a cheaper way. Also, Open Source technologies are the way to share information. In this paper, we have done a low-cost printed modular robotic platform to teach robotics. Furthermore, we have done several experiments on how to teach educational robotics. Lastly, we have proposed a statistical model to get results from the experiments.

keywords

  • 3d printers
    Creativity
    Educational robotics
    Innovation
    Motivational education
    Open source
    Printable robots