AUTONOMOUS INTELLIGENT COMPUTER BASED TRAINING – ROBOTICS
This paper seeks shows how to extend Computer Based training - C.B.T by building independent components with
intelligence. It explains the methodologies that could be employed given the new programming frameworks.
Historically, CBTs growth has been hampered by enormous resources required: human resources to create a CBT
program, and hardware resources needed to run it. However, the increases in PC computing power and especially
the growing prevalence of computers equipped with CD-ROMs is making CBTs a viable option for corporations and
individuals alike. Many PC application come with a modest form of CBT, often called a tutorial (Webopedia, 2009).
A common example of a CBT is Microsoft’s Encarta. Despite this goodness of a CBT, they suffer a really big
problem, that is, they are only accessible on a mainframe, not from a remote site. This makes such systems not
offer the goodness foretold by e-learning systems. But then, there must be a solution for this. The answer is yes.
The answer is:
“... several distinct physical components working together as a single system.” (Barnaby, 2002)
Following Barnaby’s approach, it is natural to think about a central controlled system managing intelligent agent
that teaches in class rooms.