The Robobo Project: Bringing Educational Robotics Closer to Real-World Applications

Francisco Bellas, Martin Naya, Gervasio Varela, Lius Llamas, Abraham Prieto, Juan Carlos Becerra, Moises Bautista, Andres Faina, Richard Duro

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The Robobo Project is a STEM-based project that aims to bring educational robotics, in primary and high school, closer to real-world applications. It is based on the use of a smartphone-based robotic platform called Robobo, a very flexible programming environment, and a set of lessons to integrate them. The smartphone provides high-level hardware capabilities in terms of sensors, communications and processing capabilities that allow to create more practical and realistic lessons that exploit human-robot interaction, with a small investment. In this paper, we present the main elements of The Robobo Project in terms of hardware and software, and two illustrative educational projects that can be developed within it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Robotics In Education
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-62875-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event8th International Conference on Robotics in Education - Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 26 Apr 201728 May 2017


Conference8th International Conference on Robotics in Education
Internet address
SeriesAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series


  • Interactive Education
  • Smartphones
  • Real-World Robotics
  • Speech Recognition
  • Computer Vision


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