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Title: Daran robot, a reconfigurable, powerful, and affordable robotic platform for STEM education
Authors: Wang, M
Liu, R
Zhang, C
Tang, Z
Keywords: STEM education;robotic platforms;programming education;mobile robots;robot arms
Issue Date: 30-Nov-2021
Publisher: American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
Citation: Wang, M., Liu, R., Zhang, C. and Tang, Z. (2021) ‘Daran robot, a reconfigurable, powerful, and affordable robotic platform for STEM education’, STEM Education. American Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), 1 (4), pp. 299 - 308. doi: 10.3934/steme.2021019.
Abstract: Copyright © 2021 The Author(s). Robot and programming education, as a key part of STEM education, is attracting more and more attention in the education industry. In this paper, a novel open-sourced educational robotic platform, Daran robot, is proposed with key features in terms of reconfigurable, powerful, and affordable. As an entry-level robotic platform, the Daran robot consists of three individual robots, which are a Mecanum-wheeled robot, a three-wheeled robot, and a 4-DoF robot arm. Both graphical and Python programming environments are developed for students with different entry levels. Thanks to the reconfigurability, four classic constructions of the Daran robot are presented with corresponding case studies, based on which the students can practically learn basic knowledge of sensing and control technologies.
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