Lloyd Greenwald, Zachary Dodds, Ayanna Howard, Sheila Tejada, and Jerry Weinberg

While robot platforms have played a role in artificial intelligence and robotics education for over 30 years, the cost and size of these platforms have limited their reach. Recently, low-cost robot platforms have emerged, extending hands-on educational benefits to a diverse audience. Examples of the flurry of activity in this area include competitions and exhibitions at all levels, the availability of on-line curricula and textbooks, journal special issues, and recent AAAI workshops on robotics and education. We believe that these low-cost platforms have matured sufficiently to become a standard tool for teaching artificial intelligence and robotics to advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Furthermore, the accessibility of these low-cost platforms introduces the exciting prospect of incorporating robotic agents into non-traditional venues such as museums, science centers, and do-it-yourself websites. Such educational opportunities will help to inspire the next generation of artificial intelligence and robotics scientists and engineers.

This page is copyrighted by AAAI. All rights reserved. Your use of this site constitutes acceptance of all of AAAI's terms and conditions and privacy policy.