MIRTO: an open-source robotic platform for education

Androutsopoulos, Kelly ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8257-1867, Aristodemou, Leonidas, Boender, Jaap, Bottone, Michele, Currie, Edward ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1186-5547, El-Aroussi, Inas, Fields, Bob ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1117-1844, Gheri, Lorenzo, Gorogiannis, Nikos ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8660-6609, Heeney, Michael, Micheletti, Matteo, Loomes, Martin J., Margolis, Michael, Petridis, Miltos, Piermarteri, Andrea, Primiero, Giuseppe, Raimondi, Franco ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9508-7713 and Weldin, Nick (2018) MIRTO: an open-source robotic platform for education. Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference of Software Engineering Education on ZZZ - ECSEE'18. In: 3rd European Conference on Software Engineering Education, 14-15 June 2018, Seeon, Germany. ISBN 9781450363839. [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1145/3209087.3209106)

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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: 14 Jun 2021 03:20
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24368

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