Using Surveyor SRV-1 Robots to Motivate CS1 Students

John Cummins, M. Q. Azhar, Elizabeth Sklar

This paper focuses on the development of new software and agent-centric curriculum for teaching introductory computer science (CS1) students, using Surveyor's SRV-1 robot, with the intention of creating an engaging, interactive learning environment. The SRV-1 platform is an interesting contrast to the older and more well-known LEGO Mindstorms RCX. We present our work with the SRV-1 and contrast our experiences with previous work using the RCX.

Subjects: 17. Robotics; 1.3 Computer-Aided Education

Submitted: May 5, 2008


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