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Using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT and LEJOS in an Advanced Software Engineering Course

Michael W. Lew, Thomas B. Horton, Mark S. Sherriff
2010 2010 23rd IEEE Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training  
This paper describes the benefits of using LeJOS and the Lego Mindstorms NXT set for teaching advanced software development.  ...  While Lego Mindstorms has been used in introduction to computer science courses, it is not reported to be widely used in a simulated production environment requiring such things as threading, network communications  ...  other features, it is an ideal platform from which Advanced Software Engineering courses can be taught.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cseet.2010.31 dblp:conf/csee/LewHS10 fatcat:mhwromu7yfanvlkysvetyum2y4

Robotic Competitions: Teaching Robotics and Real-Time Programming with LEGO Mindstorms

Raffaele Grandi, Riccardo Falconi, Claudio Melchiorri
2014 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
Because of its low-cost, the modularity and the possibility of building several different devices, the Lego Mindstorms Kit has been adopted.  ...  A laboratory activity started a few years ago within a course of Foundation of Industrial Robotics for the Master Degree in Automation Engineering at the Engineering School of the University of Bologna  ...  An example of application with a RCX brick is shown in Fig. 1 . Lego Mindstorms NXT The second version of Lego Mindstorms (called NXT from NEXT ) was released by Lego in July 2006.  ... 
doi:10.3182/20140824-6-za-1003.00222 fatcat:qdx5mcu3lbdaxgl7hprkrhkdda

A Game-based Learning System for Theory of Computation Using Lego NXT Robot

Mohamed Hamada, Sayota Sato
2011 Procedia Computer Science  
The simulator is implemented in Java language and the automaton game based robot is build by the Lego NXT Robot set.  ...  Finite state automata are in the core of theory of computation course and related courses such as discrete mathematics, formal languages, etc.  ...  Robot We used Lego Mindstorm NXT set to build the robot ( Figure 2 ) that we used in this research. Lego Mindstorm NXT has the power to work in many environments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2011.04.212 fatcat:m6mrzzevyvdvxedgrrhtyjegy4

Introducing an innovative robot-based mobile platform for programming learning [article]

Konstantinos Manousaridis, Apostolos Mavridis, Konstantinos Anagnostopoulos, Gregory Kalogiannis
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The present study introduces an Android based application that focuses on promoting students' learning experience when interacting with Lego Mindstorms Robotic Kit NXT.  ...  MyNXT offers direct access control along with the choice to program using simple linear logic through an easy and a user friendly environment with built in instructions for all ages.  ...  Lego Mindstorms NXT is a highly beneficial set for teaching advanced software development, but of limited usefulness regarding children.  ... 
arXiv:1806.06664v1 fatcat:gosfvqmsfvczfdyvivlrlx5mky

Teaching Machine Learning to Design Students [chapter]

Bram van der Vlist, Rick van de Westelaken, Christoph Bartneck, Jun Hu, Rene Ahn, Emilia Barakova, Frank Delbressine, Loe Feijs
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
By embodying the learning system into the Lego Mindstorm NXT platform we provide the student with a tangible tool to understand and interact with a learning system.  ...  The resulting behavior of the tangible machines in combination with the positive associations with the Lego system motivated all the students.  ...  We will now discuss the required hardware and software in more detail. Hardware The NXT brick is part of the Lego Mindstorms set.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-69736-7_23 fatcat:rb7psayq55gv3jkuk52vg4iclq

Application and evaluation of Lego NXT tool for Mobile Robot Control

A. Valera, M. Vallés, L. Marín, A. Soriano, A. Cervera, A. Giret
2011 IFAC Proceedings Volumes  
This work will present different activities based on Lego NXT developed for teaching Control Engineering.  ...  At the end of the Mecatronica course, the students must fill an opinion poll about the work of the course, the tools used, etc.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work has been partially funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Spain) under research projects DPI2008-06737-C02-01 and DPI2010-20814-C02-02 (FEDER/CICYT) and the Vicerrectorat  ... 
doi:10.3182/20110828-6-it-1002.01846 fatcat:edppzk2gsfbdtlzdhrh6xlsnla

A Learning System for a Computational Science Related Topic

Mohamed Hamada, Sayota Sato
2012 Procedia Computer Science  
Computational science is an interdisciplinary field in which mathematical models combined with scientific computing methods are used to study systems of real-world problems.  ...  Learners can build their own automaton graphically in the systems' interface, and then pass it to the robot, which can then simulate the automaton transitions.  ...  Robot We used Lego Mindstorm NXT set to build the robot that we used in this research. Lego Mindstorm NXT has the power to work in many environments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2012.04.194 fatcat:tnhf346sgbc6xcev3nqo54zu5m

A Novel Real-Time MATLAB/Simulink/LEGO EV3 Platform for Academic Use in Robotics and Computer Science

Nicolas Montes, Nuria Rosillo, Marta C. Mora, Lucia Hilario
2021 Sensors  
Most LEGO systems used in the literature are based on NXT, as the EV3 version is relatively recent.  ...  Among others, LEGO Robots and MATLAB/Simulink are being used mainly in universities to improve the teaching experience.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank Salim Chick, Ruben Nuñez and Aubin Robin for their help in the development of the present work.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21031006 pmid:33540864 fatcat:bchm7lfcinbxbk7m552iip5e6y

A Design Science Approach to Interactive Greenhouse Climate Control Using Lego Mindstorms for Sensor-Intensive Prototyping [chapter]

Rasmus Ulslev Pedersen, Torkil Clemmensen
2013 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
Starting from a simple humancomputer interaction with a one-sensor-one-output prototype made in Lego Mindstorms NXT, we end up with a custom made sensor that addresses interaction with our particular user  ...  In this paper, we describe a design science framework for the use of interactive, sensor-intensive prototypes to develop interactive greenhouse climate management systems.  ...  This research was supported by a grant from The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation (Højteknologifonden) to the itGrows-project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-41145-8_7 fatcat:owuf7o54j5dytmssrfd3fjwkby

The LEGO NXT Robot-based e-Learning Environment to Teach Computer Science Topics

R. Burbaite, V. Stuikys, R. Marcinkevicius
2012 Elektronika ir Elektrotechnika  
Index Terms-Computer science e-learning, LEGO NXT robot, learning task visualization, robot control program.  ...  Our research has confirmed the importance of using robot-based environments for teaching that was known so far in the literature on e-learning.  ...  The main features of NXT robot software are presented in [9]. We selected and tested 3 languages: NXT-G, RobotC and LeJOS NXJ (Table I) .  ... 
doi:10.5755/j01.eee.18.9.2825 fatcat:hpjzrwjzwzarzeqgou5ioirf2q

Impact of learning experiences using LEGO Mindstorms® in engineering courses

Carmen Fernandez Panadero, Julio Villena Roman, Carlos Delgado Kloos
2010 IEEE EDUCON 2010 Conference  
This paper describes our experience using LEGO Mindstorms® in three different scenarios: an elementary course on Programming, an advanced-level course on Artificial Intelligence and a third first-level  ...  In particular, computer-controlled models have been a useful aid in teaching programming, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics concepts.  ...  Wright and Gilder [11] (2003) explored the use of LEGO Mindstorms® in more advanced courses to design interdisciplinary senior projects to better prepare graduating students for their careers as engineers  ... 
doi:10.1109/educon.2010.5492534 fatcat:zgyo67iqmfdv5eyhiffz5aljs4

A LEGO-based mobile robotic platform for evaluation of parallel control and estimation algorithms

Fredrik Wahlberg, Alexander Medvedev, Olov Rosen
2011 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference  
An inexpensive robotic system intended for educational use in parallel algorithms for embedded control and signal processing is described.  ...  As an illustration, a bearings-only tracking problem, estimating both mobile robots positions and the position of a non-cooperating target by using parallel particle filtering, is solved on the proposed  ...  The mobile sensor network is built using three LEGO Mindstorms robots.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cdc.2011.6161252 dblp:conf/cdc/WahlbergMR11 fatcat:kjac7swzpbet3oum5vbqozq67a

Legodroid: A Type-Driven Library for Android and LEGO Mindstorms Interoperability

Alvise Spanò, Agostino Cortesi
2020 Sensors  
LEGO Mindstorms robots are widely used as educational tools to acquire skills in programming complex systems involving the interaction of sensors and actuators, and they offer a flexible and modular workbench  ...  In this paper, we introduce Legodroid, a new Java library enabling cross-programming LEGO Mindstorms robots through Android smartphones that exploits their combined computational and sensorial capabilities  ...  leJOS and NXT We first compare our library with the most widespread toolkit for programming LEGO Mindstorms, leJOS.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20071926 pmid:32235639 fatcat:glogrnuug5gsfm7a5dehtr6st4

Tema 2: Open Roberta - A Web Based Approach to Visually Program Real Educational Robots

Markus Ketterl, Beate Jost, Thorsten Leimbach, Reinhard Budde
2015 Læring og Medier  
The goal is to overcome technical and professional barriers for teachers and students alike at home or in the classrooms.  ...  additional technology getting in the way.  ...  Acknowledgment Besides the members of the Open Roberta community and the Roberta teacher network we would like to thank Google for their generous project support.  ... 
doi:10.7146/lom.v8i14.22183 fatcat:cshw6iyq6vefvp52uytx6z6mhe

Policy-Based Architectural Adaptation Management: Robotics Domain Case Studies [chapter]

John C. Georgas, Richard N. Taylor
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We first describe our domain-independent approach for building self-adaptive systems, discuss two case studies in which we construct self-adaptive Robocode and Mindstorms robots, report on our development  ...  This paper focuses on two case studies in applying a policy-and architecture-based approach to the development of selfadaptive robotic systems.  ...  This work sponsored in part by NSF Grants CCF-0430066 and IIS-0205724.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02161-9_5 fatcat:jvrusjmhjjbw7e2a5hrclcmdwm
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