Design of Tangible Procedural Programming of Robots Based on Augmented Reality

Satoshi Matsuzaki, Munehiro Takimoto, Yasushi Kambayashi

Abstract

This paper presents a tool for children aged 5 to 11 to learn procedural programming through tiling tangible cards. In our tool, children are expected to tile square cards that respectively correspond to the unique operations of a robot while looking at them through a display, where the cards on the display are augmented by intuitive colorful images. Once each image is augmented, the image stays on the display even if the corresponding card is taken away. Also, the control flow from a card to another card is represented by a line image, which is created when one places a card close to another card. In our tool, editing operations such as undo, erase, and setting arguments can be also performed through movements of a special card. For feasibility study, we have had one hundred students of primary schools use our tool. As a result, they learned programming more quickly than programming in an existing tool where programs are composed through tiling icons.

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Matsuzaki S., Takimoto M. and Kambayashi Y. (2015). Design of Tangible Procedural Programming of Robots Based on Augmented Reality . In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-087-1, pages 492-497. DOI: 10.5220/0005358204920497


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@conference{grapp15,
author={Satoshi Matsuzaki and Munehiro Takimoto and Yasushi Kambayashi},
title={Design of Tangible Procedural Programming of Robots Based on Augmented Reality},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={492-497},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005358204920497},
isbn={978-989-758-087-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2015)
TI - Design of Tangible Procedural Programming of Robots Based on Augmented Reality
SN - 978-989-758-087-1
AU - Matsuzaki S.
AU - Takimoto M.
AU - Kambayashi Y.
PY - 2015
SP - 492
EP - 497
DO - 10.5220/0005358204920497