Marco A. C. Caldeira

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This paper describes an initiative which uses low-cost mobile robots to create robotics courses and learning environment to support the teaching of computing and many other related disciplines. The pursued principle is that lower cost alternatives that can meet the educational needs, since it is accompanied by an environment with friendly software(More)
Disabled children, when compared to other children, have fewer opportunities for exploring and interacting with the world. Thus, they are exposed to the feeling that they are unable to do anything by themselves. In this sense, the use of mobile robots may help these children to overcome their limitation and provide means to develop social skills. This paper(More)
Severely disabled children have little chance of environmental and social exploration and discovery. This lack of interaction and independency may lead to an idea that they are unable to do anything by themselves. In an attempt to help children in this situation, educational robotics can offer and aid, once it can provide them a certain degree of(More)
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