Simulates a walking robot
Computer science software for k12 computer science and ks3 computing curriculum..
VR MacroWorld is a macro world in which a robot navigates around a series of blocks.
VR MacroWorld brings to the classroom an easy to use interface with a realistic 3D graphical robot at an affordable price.
This program is useful to demonstrate the principles behind a robot and enable students to write control programs. The robot is simulated walking.
This program is useful for schools coding software requirements.
A macro world is built up by placing objects onto a virtual base, these objects are walls and blocks.
The robot stops working when it collides with an object. Lines maybe placed on the base enabling the robot to be programmed to follow them. The student Controls the robot by clicking on icons that enable the robot to walk forwards and backwards, right and left at any angle.
A powerful programming language is included that allows a script of commands to control the robot. The language uses simple commands that students can get to grips with quickly.
VR MacroWorld is specially designed for use in the classroom, this is reflected in the easy to use programming language, Programs contain primitive commands such as: -
All commands can be placed in procedures. The robot incorporates sensors enabling feedback to be used in programs. Decision-making IF statements and loops with the REPEAT and WHILE commands can be used in programs. The MOVE command allows easy movement to a specific Cartesian co-ordinate.