LocoRobo Robot Is Easy To Program
by Edwin Kee
What happens when a professor has too much time on his hands? Why, he thinks up of different ways to make the world better with his thoughts and creations, and Pramod Abidchandani alongside a trio of Drexel undergraduates have worked together to come up with a robot that is so easy to program, even a first-grader is able to do it without throwing a tantrum. Oh yeah, they are also easy on the bank account, too. Known as the LocoRobo, it was built out of his own frustration with robots.
Tiny robot developed at Drexel can help lead the way to tech education
by Todd Bookman
With a $250 robot and simple-to-use software, LocoRobo hopes to launch the next generation of science and technology experts.
The nonprofit is currently based inside a lab at Drexel University, where engineering professor Dr. Pramod Abichandani, along with undergraduates Zachary Haubach, Kyle Levin and William Fligor, spent two years developing the device and its software.
It comes with lesson plans and educational materials that can introduce beginners to robot technology. Movement can be controlled through an app with simple touch-screen direction; more advanced users can write code.
“LocoRobo allows you to create this really hands-on experience … an experiential hands-on education,” he said.