Infoscience

Conference paper

Aseba-Challenge: An Open-Source Multiplayer Introduction to Mobile Robots Programming

We present in this paper a realistic looking robotic survival challenge simulation. Using a model of the e-puck, an open-source mobile robot designed for educational purposes, our simulation allows several players to program the behaviour of e-pucks competing for food. The simulation was tested and well accepted by a hundred children between 7 and 16 years of age. We think that this type of simulations holds a great pedagogical potential because of their inherent fun.

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