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)


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


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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