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This article introduces Pyro, an open-source Python robotics toolkit for exploring topics in AI and robotics. We present key abstractions that al- low Pyro controllers to run unchanged on a variety of real and simulated robots. We demonstrate Py- ro’s use in a set of curricular modules. We then de- scribe 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.
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Blank, D.S., Kumar, D., Meeden, L., and Yanco, H. (2005) The Pyro toolkit for AI and robotics. AI Magzine 27.1: 39-50.