Possibilities of Simulating Robot Generations in Public Education
An important part of teaching robotics is describing different robot generations, which represent the characteristic stages of technological development. These generations are also identifiable in case of educational robots. The categories refer to the tasks and problems which can be solved with a given robot. However, the development of robot generations can also be presented to students with the help of algorithmization and coding tasks which simulate the behaviour of robots in a programming environment. These activities can prepare students to work with real educational robots or complement the activities they do with them. This article summarizes the opportunities and advantages of the simulation of robot generations, and shows a concrete example of their implementation.