Int. Conf. on SIMULATION, MODELING and PROGRAMMING for AUTONOMOUS ROBOTS
Off-the-shelf robotic kits are found in almost all retail stores. Most share common elements like motors, sensors, and a computer processor that permits the robots to be programmed to move autonomously in their environment. In addition, the wide scale availability and relatively low cost have made the robotic kits increasingly popular among students and teachers. Robotics competitions that are held annually in most countries are especially popular. The experience presented here is about the efforts of a group of students to teach each other in a peer-to-peer fashion and to manage several contest-related projects.