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Robot@Factory Lite: An Educational Approach for the Competition with Simulated and Real Environment

  • João BraunEmail author
  • Lucas A. Fernandes
  • Thiago Moya
  • Vitor Oliveira
  • Thadeu Brito
  • José Lima
  • Paulo Costa
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1092)

Abstract

Teaching based on challenges and competitions is one of the most exciting and promising methods for students. In this paper, a competition of the Portuguese Robotics Open is addressed and a solution is proposed. The Robot@Factory Lite is a new challenge and accepts participants from secondary schools (Rookie) and universities. The concepts of simulation, hardware-in-the-loop and timed finite state machine are presented and validated in the real robot prototype. The aim of this paper is to disseminate the developed solution in order to attract more students to STEM educational program.

Keywords

Robotics competition Simulation Factory logistics 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work is financed by the ERDF – European Regional Development Fund through the Operational Programme for Competitiveness and Internationalisation - COMPETE 2020 Programme within project (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006961), and by National Funds through the FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) as part of project UID/EEA/50014/2013.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Braun
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lucas A. Fernandes
    • 1
  • Thiago Moya
    • 1
  • Vitor Oliveira
    • 1
  • Thadeu Brito
    • 2
  • José Lima
    • 2
    • 3
  • Paulo Costa
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Federal University of Technology, ParanáCuritibaBrazil
  2. 2.Research Centre in Digitalization and Intelligent Robotics (CeDRI)Instituto Politécnico de BragançaBragançaPortugal
  3. 3.Centre for Robotics in Industry and Intelligent Systems - INESC TECPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP)PortoPortugal

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