The primary goal of the NYU educational robot project was to create a disseminable, multi-functional and inexpensive laboratory course sequence, aimed at improving the practical skills of undergraduate students specializing in robotics, vision, AI and manufacturing disciplines.
The main work-horse of the NYU educational project was chosen to be a multi-functional ED I robot system, consisting of a 4 DOF DD arm and several auxiliary devices. The system was designed to be simple, inexpensive, flexible and safe.
The papers and notes here describe the history, design, structure and evaluation of this robot system. We also describe several robotics and related course sequence that can use the ED I system effectively. We also provide some example experiments that have been run on ED I successfully.
This project has benefited from the labor, contribution, discussions,
advice and criticisms of several people on the ED I team:
M. Antoniotti, A-B. Cen, R. Even, I. Greenfeld,
L. Gurvits, F. Hansen, A. Rajkumar, C. Li, J. Li,
Z-X. Li, S. Mallat, B. Mishra, E. Pavlakos, J. Schwartz,
N. Silver and R. Wallace