Dr Ashley A. Green, RoboFesta Research Fellow at The Open University
"ROBOLAB-online is an easy-to-use and cost-effective means of introducing children to the ROBOLAB graphical programming environment for the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Robotics Invention System. It comprises 2D simulations of an RCX 'buggy' in a virtual environment. Several sets of exercises and challenges of graded difficulty enable users to progress from ROBOLAB Pilot Level 1 to Level 4 at their own individual paces. The simulations include the use of touch and light sensors. Pupils can readily apply the skills that they develop to the programming of real MINDSTORMS® RCX robots.
I've used ROBOLAB-online with many children at Key Stages 2 and 3 and can attest to its ease-of-use and effectiveness. Children enjoy working in its virtual environment and can readily grasp the key features of the ROBOLAB graphical programming environment."
Dr Ashley A. Green
RoboFesta Research Fellow at The Open University
RoboCupJunior 2011 General Chair