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Actor-lab



Published By: P. C. Whalley
License Type: Freeware
Date Added: 14 January, 2009
Date Released: 03 September, 2004
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Category: Education / Science
Description of Actor-lab program at Mac Shareware:


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Teaches control technology/robotics for kids.

Teaches control technology/robotics for kids. 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.

Actor-lab is a completely free software. You can free download and use it as long as you like.
License: Freeware
Downloads: 29
Size: 7.0 MB

Platform: Mac OS X 10.1, Mac

System Requirements: Not specified