MIRTO: an open-source robotic platform for education

Androutsopoulos, Kelly and Aristodemou, Leonidas and Boender, Jaap and Bottone, Michele and Currie, Edward and El-Aroussi, Inas and Fields, Bob and Gheri, Lorenzo and Gorogiannis, Nikos and Heeney, Michael and Micheletti, Matteo and Loomes, Martin J. and Margolis, Michael and Petridis, Miltos and Piermarteri, Andrea and Primiero, Giuseppe and Raimondi, Franco and Weldin, Nick (2018) MIRTO: an open-source robotic platform for education. In: 3rd European Conference on Software Engineering Education, 14-15 June 2018, Seeon, Germany.

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Abstract

This paper introduces the MIddlesex RoboTic platfOrm (MIRTO), an open-source platform that has been used for teaching First Year Computer Science students since the academic year 2013/2014, with the aim of providing a physical manifestation of Software Engineering concepts that are often delivered using only abstract or synthetic case studies. In this paper we provide a detailed description of the platform, whose hardware specifications and software libraries are all released open source; we describe a number of teaching usages of the platform, report students’ projects, and evaluate some of its aspects in terms of effectiveness, usability, and maintenance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 24368
Notes on copyright: © 2018 Copyright held by the owner/author(s). Publication rights licensed to the Association for Computing Machinery. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in ECSEE’18: European Conference of Software Engineering Education 2018, June 14–15, 2018, Seeon/ Bavaria, Germany. ACM, New York, NY, USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3209087.3209106
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Depositing User: Franco Raimondi
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 09:55
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2018 09:48
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24368

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