Resources for LEGO Robots
CS1 and CS2 materials for LEGO robots
Videos from Georgia Tech's introduction to CS using Robots http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV3b8cyX9fM
robots trying to draw art http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jzDfLax_JQ
and pictures http://www.flickr.com/groups/371423@N24/
A wiki about NXT robotics and especially our school’s robotics program at the web address below. If anyone would like to contribute or share ideas about what they are doing with their classes, that would be wonderful.
Free software for learning to program using a virtual (on-screen) robot http://www.robomind.net/en/index.html
Curriculum materials are at http://compsci.treycarroll.com
Information on the robot car that Georgia Tech is using for the urban challenge
Lending Libraries for LEGO robots and PicoCrickets for 2007-2008
Materials from Kristie Brown the LEGO Education Rep
Material for FIRST LEGO League
Robot Drummer from Georgia Tech http://www-stage.gatech.edu/innovations/roboticpercussionist/
Microsoft Robotics http://msdn.microsoft.com/robotics/
Blog and Studio - Partnership with Georgia Tech
Video on current robot research, the future of robots, and a bit about RoboCup.
New center at CMU for robot curriculum funded in part by Microsoft
Several good robot challenges are at
USB stuff that can be used to build several different kinds of robots.
See presentation on them at http://www.cs.indiana.edu/classes/jett/sstamm/phidgets/
Information on using Visual Basic and C++ to program LEGO Mindstorms 2.0
There is a Java robotics user group at
A blog on robotics stuff is at http://www.nxtbot.com/ It has information on the new LEGO Mindstorms
NXT which is coming out in Aug 2006. It also has an update on ASIMO and AIBO.
A website with info on using leJOS for LEGO Mindstorms is at http://www.edhsonline.org/other/ap/java_lejos_home.html. E-mail me for the password
There is also a curriculum for using leJOS at http://www.sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~sklar/er/curriculum/lejos.html
And more at http://cronus.mcs.alma.edu/LMICSE/LabMaterials/index.html
Robofest is an autonomous robotics competition that
encourages High School students to use Java to program
robots such as Lego Mindstorms or IntelliBrain-Bots.
Robotics at Ga Tech
Mobile Robots Lab
Prof Tucker Balch
Where the dogs play soccer! Sony AIBOs coordinate via wireless communication to play as a team.
Robin Murphy, Search and rescue robots, http://www.csee.usf.edu/~murphy/
FIRST Robotics Competition
LEGO Mindstorms, Robotics Invention System, Can be programmed with Java (see http://java.sun.com/features/2002/05/robot.html). A kit cost about $200.00 and comes with 2 motors, sensors, and lego parts and instructions on how to build sample robots. http://mindstorms.lego.com/eng/default.asp
A set of instructions for building a simple robot are at http://www.rec.ri.cmu.edu/education/teachertraining/tankbotbldginstr.pdf
Book for using Java to program the mindstorms robots:
Programming Lego Mindstorms with Java (With CD-ROM)
by Dario Laverde, Giulio Ferrari, Jurgen Stuber
Cye robots can be programmed with Java, VB, or VC++
The Java classes are at http://www.teambots.org/
Information about Cye is at http://www.personalrobots.com/home.htmla
Intellibrain system from
RidgeSoft is also recommended for programming in Java
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