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18 December 1998 Project update: sharing resources over the Internet for robotics education
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Proceedings Volume 3524, Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies V; (1998)
Event: Photonics East (ISAM, VVDC, IEMB), 1998, Boston, MA, United States
At small, undergraduate institutions, resources are scarce and the educational challenges are great. In the area of robotics, the need for physical experimentation to reinforce and validate theoretical concepts is particularly strong, yet the requirements of maintaining a robotics laboratory can be onerous to teaching faculty. Experimental robotics often requires a software sophistication well beyond that which can be expected from undergraduate mechanical engineers, who are most often only required to write simple programs in manufacturer supplied languages. This paper is the third in a series describing an effort to provide an undergraduate robotics research experience in the presence of these challenges. For the last three years we have teamed undergraduate mechanical engineers at Wilkes University with undergraduate computer scientists at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in a collaborative experimental effort. The goal of this project is to remotely control a PUMA 760 robot located at Wilkes University form an operator station located at UW-La Crosse.
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Matthew R. Stein and Karen T. Sutherland "Project update: sharing resources over the Internet for robotics education", Proc. SPIE 3524, Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies V, (18 December 1998);

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