Leveraging mixed reality infrastructure for robotics and applied AI instruction

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Abstract

Mixed reality is an important classroom tool for managing complexity from both the students' and instructor's standpoints. It can be used to provide important scaffolds when introducing robotics, by allowing elements of perception and control to be abstracted, and these abstractions removed as a course progresses (or left in place to introduce robotics to younger groups of students). In prior work, we have illustrated the potential of this approach both in providing scaffolding, building an inexpensive robotics laboratory, and also providing control of evaluation of robotics environments for student evaluation and scientific experimentation. In this paper, we explore integrating extensions and improvements to the mixed reality components themselves as part of a course in applied artificial intelligence and robotics. We present a set of assignments that in addition to exploring robotics concepts, actively integrate creating or improving mixed reality components. We find that this approach better leverages the advantages brought about by mixed reality in terms of student motivation, and also provides some very useful software engineering experience to the students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference
PublisherAI Access Foundation
Pages1879-1884
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781577354666
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1
Event24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: 2010 Jul 112010 Jul 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume3

Other

Other24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-10 / IAAI-10
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period10/7/1110/7/15

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Robotics
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Scaffolds
Artificial intelligence
Software engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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Baltes, H. J., & Anderson, J. (2010). Leveraging mixed reality infrastructure for robotics and applied AI instruction. In AAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference (pp. 1879-1884). (Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 3). AI Access Foundation.

Leveraging mixed reality infrastructure for robotics and applied AI instruction. / Baltes, Hansjoerg (Jacky); Anderson, John.

AAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference. AI Access Foundation, 2010. p. 1879-1884 (Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence; Vol. 3).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Baltes, HJ & Anderson, J 2010, Leveraging mixed reality infrastructure for robotics and applied AI instruction. in AAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference. Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, vol. 3, AI Access Foundation, pp. 1879-1884, 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-10 / IAAI-10, Atlanta, GA, United States, 10/7/11.
Baltes HJ, Anderson J. Leveraging mixed reality infrastructure for robotics and applied AI instruction. In AAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference. AI Access Foundation. 2010. p. 1879-1884. (Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence).
Baltes, Hansjoerg (Jacky) ; Anderson, John. / Leveraging mixed reality infrastructure for robotics and applied AI instruction. AAAI-10 / IAAI-10 - Proceedings of the 24th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 22nd Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference. AI Access Foundation, 2010. pp. 1879-1884 (Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence).
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