Open source Robotics is a very diverse field. With applications in the field of automation, defense, health and games (Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_robotics
). One of the use cases is explored in this talk, about the making of, and hacking on an interactive educational robot and increasing the learning possibilities in schools and as an educational toy-companion for kids.
To demonstrate I'll be hacking on the famous RoboBrrd (http://robotgrrl.com/robobrrd/
) and enhancing more features and games to it to make it a more appealing tweakable educational toy or just an intelligent robot, companion for kids.
Minimum 3 additional interactive activities would be added to the existing RoboBrrd, simple hacks to make it more usable to kids and acting as an aid to teaching in the classroom with a visual output.
How people will benefit from attending it:
People will get an idea of an open source hardware project and how open source hardware hacking is done. Also, they would get acquitted with what the various step in building, alongwith the different technologies used. They would also learn the power of building in an open community and learn how well documented the projects are.
What your objective is:
My objective is to demonstrate the power of an Open source hardware community in building a better world of a more fun and interactive learning, using Arduino as a primary tool, as a technology tool for people to learn more about the world we live in. With a primary use case of an entertaining and educational typical classroom scenario.