Lego Robotics

A simple rotating robot has four wheels mounted on pivoting arms.

Lego robots can perform a wide variety of tasks, through a combination of robust design and clever programming. (Image courtesy of James Rising. Used with permission.)


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Spring 2007



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This course features a large selection of ideas for LEGO® robotics projects and photos of many robots and components. It also contains an archive of content from a related course, SP.285 Robotics and Mechatronics.

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LEGO® robotics uses LEGO®s as a fun tool to explore robotics, mechanical systems, electronics, and programming. This seminar is primarily a lab experience which provides students with resources to design, build, and program functional robots constructed from LEGO®s and a few other parts such as motors and sensors.

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James Rising. ES.293 Lego Robotics. Spring 2007. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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