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Journal Article


International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, International Association of Online Engineering, Volume 13, Issue 1, Number 1, p.61-75 (2017)



Cerebellum-inspired neural networks, Degrees of freedom (mechanics), Distance education, Education, Forward and inverse kinematics, Hardware and software, Inverse kinematics, Laboratories, Movement coordination, Neural networks, Online learning tools, Open Source Software, Open sources, Personnel training, Remote labs, Robotics, Self organized learning, Students, Teaching


Internet-enabled technologies for robotics education are gaining importance as online platforms facilitating and promoting skill training. Understanding the use and design of robotics is now introduced at university undergraduate levels, but in developing economies establishing usable hardware and software platforms face several challenges like cost, equipment etc. Remote labs help providing alternatives to some of the challenges. We developed an online laboratory for bioinspired robotics using a low-cost 6 degree-of-freedom robotic articulator with a neuro-inspired controller. Cerebellum-inspired neural network algorithm approximates forward and inverse kinematics for movement coordination. With over 210000 registered users, the remote lab has been perceived as an interactive online learning tool and a practice platform. Direct feedback from 60 students and 100 university teachers indicated that the remote laboratory motivated self-organized learning and was useful as teaching material to aid robotics skill education.


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Asha Vijayan, Chaitanya Nutakki, Dhanush Kumar, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dr. Bipin G. Nair, and Dr. Shyam Diwakar, “Enabling a freely accessible open source remotely controlled robotic articulator with a neuro-inspired control algorithm”, International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 61-75, 2017.

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