Actor-lab

2.5 03 Sep 2004

Teaches control technology/robotics for kids.

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Developer website: P. C. Whalley

Actor-lab is a parallel, object-orientated control language designed to introduce the ideas of control technology and robotics.

Actor-lab was designed to make the teaching of control technology possible in classroom settings where, after a general introduction by the teacher, year 5-7 children work by themselves in small groups with only peer support.

The language and the interface were designed to represent the notion of input-process-output that is central to basic robotics and control technology. It's operation can be explained using the intuitively accessible metaphor of a cast of actors able to send messages to each other. The programmers role becomes one of playwright, writing scripts for the actors.

This software was developed using Macro Media Director.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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Details

Downloads
2,089
Version Downloads
1,355
Type
Education / Science
License
Free
Date
03 Sep 2004
Platform
OS Classic / OS X / PPC 32
Price
Free