AN ANDROID INTERFACE FOR AN ARDUINO BASED ROBOT FOR TEACHING IN ROBOTICS
University Carlos III of Madrid (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:This work is focused in the development of a platform based on Android in order to interact with robotic systems based on an Arduino microcontroller. Nowadays, Arduino is an open microcontroller system which makes easy the control of home-made robots, which could be used to start students in robotics issues. Android is an OS that is widely used in phones and tablets by students. A robotic platform has been built using Wi-Fi to communicate with the Android device. An Android interface has been developed in order to familiarize students with their first steps in robotics such as sensor reading, enabling actuators and closing low level control loops. Several tests have been developed as a student guide for practical sessions, including the experimental results and conclusions for the students.
Keywords: Teaching Robotics, Android interface, Android microcontroller.