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JRM Vol.15 No.6 pp. 639-645
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2003.p0639
(2003)

Paper:

Miniaturized Mobile Robot Kit for Robotics Seminars for Young People

Hidenori Ishihara*, Kimihito Yukawa*, Toshio Fukuda**, Fumihito Arai**, and Yasuhisa Hasegawa***

*Kagawa University, Department of Intelligent Mechanical Systems Eng., 2217-20 Hayashi, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan

**Department of Micro System Engineering, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

***Gifu University, Japan

Received:
April 10, 2003
Accepted:
October 10, 2003
Published:
December 20, 2003
Keywords:
robotics, education, robot contest, robotics school, robot kit
Abstract

We report a kit for a mobile microrobot for a robotics seminar that teaches young people about robotics technology. The kit consists of 2 motors, a body and 2 tires. The transmission system directly transmits torque from the motor to the wheel without gears, and the shaft of wheels has sufficient clearance from the body to neglect errors in assembly. The design concept 1) easy construction, 2) easy architectural expansion, and 3) enjoyable use. We also discuss robotic seminars held in 2002.

Cite this article as:
Hidenori Ishihara, Kimihito Yukawa, Toshio Fukuda, Fumihito Arai, and Yasuhisa Hasegawa, “Miniaturized Mobile Robot Kit for Robotics Seminars for Young People,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.15, No.6, pp. 639-645, 2003.
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