[Edu-sig] "Croquet Project" and Python ?

Tom Hoffman tom.hoffman at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 18:46:05 CEST 2004

OK, here's something you could only do with Croquet (when it is done,
if it works as advertised):

The teacher wants to do a project using robot soccer (for whatever
reason).  They don't have the time or resources to do this with actual
robots, so the students are divided into groups.  Each group has a
virtual field accessible from portals out of the main virtual
classroom.  In each room there are robot soccer player objects and a
ball.  The students (as their avatars) spend class time (and home
time) scripting the behaviors of their robots and testing them.  They
can visit their classmates' virtual rooms and observe different
techniques.  They may, however, also just walk around the room and
look over their classmate's shoulders, too :-).  They can, however,
also bring their robots with them out into the main virtual classroom
for scrimmages and ultimately a final tournament with everyone in
attendance (including parents and a professor from the local

Tom Hoffman

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