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Title: RoadRunner Robot
Url: http://www.sipi.edu/acadprog/progstudy/divinstr/ate/roadrunner/
Publisher: Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Description: The RoadRunner comes packed with features offered at low cost. The robot has been meticulously engineered to be an ideal platform for both education and research. The RoadRunner comes with a state-of-the-art controller board packed with features including, but not limited to, the capability of wireless communication. This board, along with the RoadRunner's solid mechanical design, makes it an ideal choice for a variety of science, programming, and engineering applications. The purpose of this kit is to promote a learning environment conducive to understanding the basic concepts of robotics. These fundamentals include how robots are used, what they are used for, and how they can be beneficial in everyday life. In this particular case, the RoadRunner is intended to teach students the basics of micro-controllers, object-oriented programming, and the benefits of using external devices such as infrared sensors and wireless communication modules to allow the robot to perform complicated, but useful tasks. Wireless communication is especially helpful due to the fact that this capability allows individual robots to not only communicate with one another, but be remotely controlled by a base station as well. The RoadRunner is intended to act autonomously within an alien environment. However, when used in conjunction with other robots of its own kind, the RoadRunner is also able to collaborate movement, share data and, possibly, even program one another.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Engineering -- Special topics, A-Z -- Robotics
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms. Robots (General)
Technology -- Mechanical engineering and machinery -- Mechanical devices and figures. Automata. Ingenious mechanisms. Robots (General) -- Study and teaching
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Computer science -- Robotics
Mechanical engineering -- Robotics
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Science Materials
Service (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-07-19 11:13:21 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2011-08-25 12:47:11 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: NetWorks
Full Record Views: 61
Resource URL Clicks: 5
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