A New Minirobotics System for Teaching and Researching Agent-based Programming

R. da Silva Guerra, J. Boedecker, N.M. Mayer, S. Yanagimachi, H. Ishiguro, and M. Asada (Japan)

Keywords

agentbased technology,educational hardware,research on advanced technology in education,virtual real ity,multimedia and hypermedia applications

Abstract

This work describes a novel minirobotics system which incorporates mature technology proven efficient over the years in multi-agent robotic soccer competitions into a new versatile research and educational platform. We describe the technical aspects supporting this multi-agent robotic framework, and as an example application, we describe a method for introducing agent based programming concepts as a hands-on experience targeted at inexperienced students learning C as their first programming language.

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