Botball uses the KIPR Link, a powerful robot controller developed by the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. Featuring significant hardware and usability improvements over its predecessor, KIPR Link is an easy to use and powerful linux-based robot controller.
Smart Robots and the KIPR Link Robot Controller
It aims to be simple enough for a middle schooler, powerful enough for a researcher, and versatile enough for the hobbyist. The robot controller can be used for various programs like STEM education, university research, robotics competitions, etc.
For beginners, the KIPR Link features a simple user interface controlled by an integrated touch-screen display, and it interfaces easily with a variety of sensors and effectors. Experts will appreciate the following features:
The robots in Botball are always autonomous - no remote control is used. Instead, students learn to program their robots using C, the most widely used programming language in industry and academia. Botball gives students the tools to develop sophisticated strategies using artificial intelligence with embedded systems.