Mobile Robotics Education

Mobile Robotics Education

Gustavo Ramírez Torres (Siteldi Solutions, Mexico), Pedro Magaña Espinoza (Siteldi Solutions, Mexico) and Guillermo Adrián Rodríguez Barragán (Siteldi Solutions, Mexico)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2658-4.ch015


With the educational mobile robot Worm-Type Mobile Educational Robot (Robot Móvil Educativo tipo Oruga, or ROMEO, by its Spanish acronym), the authors offer three hierarchical levels of experimental learning, where the operator can develop as far as his/her ability or imagination permits, gaining knowledge about the basics of sensors, communications, and mechanical and robot programming. Due the lack of learning focused on robotics in Mexican educational institutions, the authors present this chapter, where an early stimulation to this topic could trigger curiosity to research that leads to technological advancement. ROMEO is a mobile wireless communication platform with different types of sensors: moisture, brightness, temperature, etc., as well as a compass and accelerometers with similar characteristics to industrial and commercial applications that allow us to experiment with communication algorithms, sampling, and autonomous and semiautonomous navigation.
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Educational Mobile Robot “ROMEO” (Figure 1) is a modular robot that uses an aluminum chassis adapted to motor-reducers and chain sprockets. It has a wireless communication platform with different types of humidity, light, distance, and temperature sensors, as well as a compass and accelerometers with characteristics similar to industrial and commercial applications. It provides the operator with experience and provides its users the opportunity to formulate questions about the operation of wireless communication, programming, and sensors.

Figure 1.


ROMEO has three hierarchical leaning levels, which we describe below.

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