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Pages: 4796-4803
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain


A. Figueras, R. Hesse

University of Girona (SPAIN)
The main objective of our action is the approach of the scientific university to secondary school students. Our group ARLab, works with rescue mobile robots, characterized by a suitable mechanical power for moving on external lands with different difficulties and with appropriate sensors to move with autonomy to locate victims of catastrophic situations
Following this line we are conducting a robotics workshop where secondary school students built a small mobile robot crawler, following all the steps from the theoretical performance of the engine electronics, sensors, microprocessors, through its construction and final operation.
Robots crawlers (sniffer) are able to follow a route marked by a line on the floor. This is a simple way to make an exploration of a particular subject area.
The objective of the rescue robots is to explore the area and de detection of catastrophic casualties. The students build robots that are able to explore the area following a route marked and detect possible victims in form of marks drawn on the ground.
This workshop takes place in a technological subject in secondary schools during one semester and as a result at the end, a competition is organised by the university where the different groups of students competing each of them with its robot made, to find victims.
By the organizers, each year is very gratifying to work with secondary school students, seeing the attention that the students put in the lectures given at the same school and at the university, and how teachers of secondary school tell us, the dedication that they put to build the robots.
author = {Figueras, A. and Hesse, R.},
series = {4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN12 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-695-3491-5},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {2-4 July, 2012},
year = {2012},
pages = {4796-4803}}
AU - A. Figueras AU - R. Hesse
SN - 978-84-695-3491-5/2340-1117
PY - 2012
Y1 - 2-4 July, 2012
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN12 Proceedings
SP - 4796
EP - 4803
ER -
A. Figueras, R. Hesse (2012) WORKSHOP OF ROBOT RESCUE, EDULEARN12 Proceedings, pp. 4796-4803.