NFC Robotrainer 21-23/10/2008 MOSCOW • FP7 ICT

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Nov 13, 2013 (3 years and 4 months ago)

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NFC
Robotrainer

Ilya

Voevodin


Astrakhan State University

Head of Internet Technologies Dpt.
Instructor

Speaker name

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Agenda / content

>
Project Idea and Background

>
Innovations and Benefits

>
Who are we
?

>
Project Description

>
Training Suggestions

>
Building Consortium

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NFC
Robotrainer

Project

idea

Provide

care

and

training

support

for

children

with

disabilities

with

inexpensive

robot
-
supported

artificial

limited

environment
.


Why

bother?


There

are

many

children

with

disabilities

in

the

world

who

don’t

receive

normal

education

and

don’t

adapt

to

the

environment

because

there

are

the

problems

with

availability

of

appropriate

tutor,

high

educational

costs,

imperfect

hostel

abilities
.

Speaker name

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NFC
Robotrainer

What

is

novel

about

it?


1
.

Flexible

maintainable

robot
-
supported

environment

that

implements

various

training

programs
;

2
.

Monitoring

of

children

behavior

by

means

of

sensing

abilities

of

robot
-
supported

environment
.


Who

will

benefit

and

how?

1. Children;

2. Parents;

3. Tutors;

4. Educational institutes and R&D centers;

5. Researchers of children’s behavior, children’s
psychologists.

Speaker name

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NFC
Robotrainer


Who

am

I?



I

am

the

senior

researcher

in

mobile

robot

control

systems

development

in

the

Astrakhan

State

University
.


We

have

the

high

competent

commands

that

specialize

in

microprocessor

control

systems

development,

database

development,

wireless

networks

and

system

integration
.


Also,

we

have

commands

of

researchers

in

children

training

domain
.


But

we

need

extra

competence

in

various

domains

of

robotics,

sensing

and

technical

vision

systems
.

Speaker name

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NFC
Robotrainer



Hardware

and

software

system

of

training

children

with

disabilities

to

discern

the

colors,

forms

and

symbols

with

the

help

of

robot

that

identifies

the

objects

and

orients

by

NFC/RFID

or

FlashCode

tags
.




Consists

of

robot

that

able

to

catch

and

transfer

the

items

(special

colored

and

formed

toys

with

imprinted

images

on

theirs

surface

and

built
-
in

information

tags),

PDA

that

identifies

tags

by

built
-
in

reader,

computer

that

controls

the

training

programs

and

(optionally)

PDA

for

robot

control

by

a

teacher
.


Speaker name

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NFC
Robotrainer



Robotic

system

that

uses

information

tags

for

recognition

the

type

and

character

of

item

and

navigates

the

robot

in

the

training

area

by

the

orthogonal

matrix

of

tags
.




Increases

the

clearness

of

children

teaching,

makes

the

teaching

more

interactive

and

visual,

attracts

children

to

studying

process

because

of

using

interactive

playing

forms

of

education

with

innovative

technology

application
.

Speaker name

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NFC
Robotrainer


Speaker name

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Architecture of Prototype

Controlling

computer

Robot control

program

Command

analysis

Building

of the route

Robot’s Interface

Controlling
computer’s interface

Robot Control System

forward/left/right/

stop/up/down

ok/error

Autonomous searching of object

done

busy

ready

Speaker name

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NFC
Robotrainer


NFC

Robotrainer

application

is

a

special

education

trainer

system

for

young

children

with

disabilities
.

NFC

Robotrainer

allows

teaching

children

to

distinguish

the

colors,

forms

and

symbols

imprinted

on

surface

of

special

items

like

children's

cubes
.

Education

may

use

one

of

the

various

methods,

such

as

described

below
.

Speaker name

11

NFC
Robotrainer


Prototype

of

NFC

Robotrainer

uses

the

Bioloid


robotic

solution

(
Robotis

Co
.
,

Ltd)

to

create

the

programmable

interactive

robot

with

actuators

and

sensors

and

to

develop

the

software

to

control

it
.

Robot

communicates

with

training

computer

via

wireless

ZigBee

interface
.

Robot

carries

the

PDA

or

cell

phone

with

built
-
in

NFC
-
reader

that

communicates

with

NFC/RFID

tags

when

they

appear

within

the

bounds

of

communication

range
.


Speaker name

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NFC
Robotrainer


Training

computer

receives

and

interprets

commands

from

teacher

or

interprets

whole

education

program

automatically

and

transfers

to

robot

specific

instructions

to

move

the

specified

items
.

Also

the

training

computer

receives

the

information

from

robot's

PDA/cell

phone

about

tag

recognition,

navigates

the

robot

and

controls

its

behavior
.

Speaker name

13

NFC
Robotrainer


Computer

navigates

robot

between

NFC/RFID

tag

designated

points
.

Thus,

robot

navigates

within

the

training

area
.

Robot's

PDA

or

cell

phone

with

built
-
in

NFC
-
reader

are

also

programmed

to

identify

an

item

by

NFC/RFID

tag

and

transfer

information

to

trainer

computer

via

Bluetooth

/

WiFi

wireless

interface
.

Computer

instructs

the

robot

to

catch

item

and

move

it

to

new

destination

point
.

The

additional

PDA

can

play

the

role

of

training

computer

with

better

mobility

and

teacher

convenience
.


Speaker name

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NFC
Robotrainer


Education

process

with

the

help

of

NFC

Robotrainer

may

use

the

various

methods
.

One

of

the

possible

methods

described

below
.

Teacher

selects

the

item

and

demonstrates

it

to

child
.

Then

robot

finds

the

item

and

transfers

it

to

a

new

position
.

Child

takes

the

item

and

puts

it

to

a

subsequent

position
.

If

child’s

selection

is

right,

robot

will

catch

the

item

and

show

if

the

child’s

decision

is

correct
.

Speaker name

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Building Consortium

Potential

partners
:


ELIKO,

Estonia



embedded

systems

(
Alar

Kuusik
)


Universidad

Politécnica

de

Madrid,

Spain



image

processing,

pattern

recognition

(
Aleksandar

Jevit
ć
)


National

Institute

of

Telecommunications,

Poland



ontologies
,

environment

modeling

(
Mariusz

Pajer

M
.
Sc
)

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Thank you

Ilya

Voevodin


Phone: +7(8512) 61
-
08
-
40


Fax: +7(8512) 54
-
90
-
99


e
-
mail:
voevodin@aspu.ru


Astrakhan State University
www.aspu.ru