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A Collaborative Authoring Workspace and Script-Based Control Platform for Heterogeneous Robots

Jin-Ling Lin, Kao-Shing Hwang

Abstract


A collaborative script authoring and control platform for multiple heterogeneous robots is developed. The developed platform consists of a remote sever providing a graphic user interface (GUI) authoring tool, and a local control platform controlling a group of heterogeneous robots by interpreting the designated scripts. Designed to encourage impromptu creativity among programming students in class, this Web-based authoring tool fosters collaborative creativity in the authorship of command scripts. The architecture of the local controller is composed of an embedded system for controlling the movement of robotic puppets, and a management server for the synchronization of live shows. Post-activity assessment indicates that the proposed platform provides strong support and encouragement for interactive robot learning in curriculum training and evaluation.

Keywords


Collaborative authoring, robotic learning, web-based control platform, ubiquitous learning

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