The Pyro Toolkit for AI and Robotics

  • Douglas Blank
  • Deepak Kumar
  • Lisa Meeden
  • Holly Yanco

Abstract

This article introduces Pyro, an open-source Python robotics toolkit for exploring topics in AI and robotics. We present key abstractions that allow Pyro controllers to run unchanged on a variety of real and simulated robots. We demonstrate Pyro's use in a set of curricular modules. We then describe how Pyro can provide a smooth transition for the student from symbolic agents to real-world robots, which significantly reduces the cost of learning to use robots. Finally we show how Pyro has been successfully integrated into existing AI and robotics courses.
Published
2006-03-15
How to Cite
Blank, D., Kumar, D., Meeden, L., & Yanco, H. (2006). The Pyro Toolkit for AI and Robotics. AI Magazine, 27(1), 39. https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v27i1.1862
Section
Articles