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Sharing resources over the Internet for robotics education
Author(s): Matthew R. Stein; Karen T. Sutherland
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Paper Abstract

At small, undergraduate institutions, resources are scarce and the educational challenges are great. In the area of robotics, the need for physical experimentation to reinforce and validate theoretical concepts is particularly strong, yet the requirements of maintaining a robotics laboratory can be onerous to teaching faculty. Experimental robotics often requires a software sophistication well beyond that which can be expected from undergraduate mechanical engineers, who are most often only required to write simple programs in manufacturer supplied languages. This paper describes an effort to provide an undergraduate robotics research experience in the presence of these challenges. We have teamed undergraduate mechanical engineers at Wilkes University with undergraduate computer scientists at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in a collaborative experimental effort. The goal of this project is to remotely control a PUMA 760 robot located at Wilkes University from an operator station located at UW-La Crosse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3206, Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies IV, (12 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.295577
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew R. Stein, Wilkes Univ. (United States)
Karen T. Sutherland, Univ. of Wisconsin/La Crosse (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3206:
Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies IV
Matthew R. Stein, Editor(s)

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