Abstract :

Various robots have been developed to improve our living environment. Robots cannot move around freely in the area with barrier. Education using robots has possibility of giving us new views of our living environments. Educational robot BontenMaru is a useful teaching material to learn robots for students unfamiliar with robots. Makimono language has specially designed for children to make programs of BontenMaru. The computer language can help for the untrained students to make easily programs of a micro-controller in Japanese Hiragana commands. A set of partner robots was created with BontenMaru kits. A garbage truck carried small trash for us to a garbage can robot, and the garbage can robot received the trash automatically. Creating the original partner robots gave new conception for improvement of our living environment.

Key Words: Educational Robot, BontenMaru, Micro-controller, Environmental Education, Partner Robot