Low Cost Robots as Target System for Students Training Using Java

Dag Andreas Hals Samuelsen, Olaf Hallan Graven


The topic of this paper is a cost efficient programming environment designed with a focus on enhancing the students? engagement and effort to complete the assignments. The environment is designed to give the students an approach that is similar to a professional work situation with respect to hardware-software interaction, documentation and complexity. The system presented is based on low-cost, off-the-shelf equipment for easy implementation on mass in an educational institution. As part of the system a low-cost positioning system for mobile robots in an indoor application is included, giving further opportunities for engaging task for the students.


e-learning; high level programming; distributed systems; Java; interfacing

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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