North Carolina State University researchers have created 3D-printed soft mesh "robots" that can contract, reshape and grab and release small objects (such as a drop of water or a tiny foil ball) while floating on the water surface.
Pitsco Education is launching several solutions that tie together robotics and coding for K–12 education.
Lodi Unified School District in California is planning to launch a robotics academy in time for the 2019-2020 school year.
Two STEM education companies are working together to market robotic kits with components, curriculum and professional development.
Robotics programs across the country are appealing to non-STEM-oriented students too, even as they learn science, tech, engineering and math (along with a whole bunch of soft skills) on the side.
KinderLab Robotics has released a new curriculum for early elementary grades designed to support education in robotics, coding and computational thinking. "Growing with KIBO - A Progressive Robotics Curriculum for Grades K–2" also offers integration with arts and literacy activities.
Nonprofit AVID is working to provide educators with the training, knowledge and skills to teach Wonder Workshop's coding and robotics activities in the classroom.
Amazon Web Services is making it easier for developers to develop, test and deploy robotics applications in the cloud through AWS RoboMaker.