Industrial-like vehicle platforms for postgraduate laboratory courses on robotics
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Knowledge AreaIngeniería de Sistemas y Automática
SponsorsThis work was supported in part by the Fundación Séneca of the Murcia Region under Grant 15374/PI/10, the CICYT EXPLORE under Grant TIN2009-08572, and the INNPLANTA SiveLab, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain, under Grant INP-2011-0022-PCT-430000-ACT9.
PublisherIEEE Transactions on education
Bibliographic CitationNavarro, P.J.; Fernandez, C.; Sanchez, P., "Industrial-Like Vehicle Platforms for Postgraduate Laboratory Courses on Robotics," in Education, IEEE Transactions on , vol.56, no.1, pp.34-41, Feb. 2013
The interdisciplinary nature of robotics allows mobile robots to be used successfully in a broad range of courses at the postgraduate level and in Ph.D. research. Practical industrial-like mobile robotic demonstrations encourage students and increase their motivation by providing them with learning benefits not achieved with traditional educational robotic platforms. This paper presents VEGO, an industrial-like modular vehicle platform for robotic education with an appropriate infrastructure that has been demonstrated to be very useful at the postgraduate level. Besides learning engineering concepts, in performing industrial-like exercises, students develop valuable skills such as teamwork and the capacity to solve problems similar to those they may encounter in a real industrial environment. The developed infrastructure represents a valuable platform for robotic education that can be used in many different disciplines as a way to demonstrate how to cope with the difficulties and ...
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