Consumer robot company iRobot Corp. recently acquired Root Robotics, which caters primarily to K-12. The latter's educational "Root" coding robot grew out of a summer research project in 2011 at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.
This month, New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is offering a free workshop for local middle school teachers on developing STEM lessons in the life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics.
KinderLab Robotics has debuted an Advanced Coding Extension Set and curriculum for its KIBO robots.
A public library is using a robot to teach kids and adults coding, among other job duties. Pepper, a new member of the crew at Carroll County Public Library in Maryland, is a "humanoid," a human-like robot, who can strike up a conversation, dance or tell a story.
A traveling college workshop is teaching kids (and their adults) to program with robots in Illinois. Rock Valley College's "Learn Coding with Robots" workshop teaches attendees how to use colored lines and drag-and-drop coding to control inch-high robots named Bit, from Ozobot.
A million-dollar technology project is helping students at one Michigan school gain job skills in robotics.
The curriculum teaches students to fly drones and prepares them to take the FAA Part 107 pilot exam.
LEGO Education and FIRST today unveiled two new robotics sets for the 2019-2020 FIRST LEGO League Season, both themed around architecture.
The new center features fabrication equipment and a full-sized FIRST Robotics field for practice. Among the users will be regional robotics teams, the high school's own robotics club (the "Tractor Technicians"), the middle school robotics club ("Tractor Technicians in Training") and various elementary-level groups.
Content covers coding, engineering design, drones, cybersecurity and mobile app development. In the future, according to the company, curriculum will also cover animation, data analysis and artificial intelligence. The company said the lessons adhere to Next Generation Science Standards.
STEM kit seller Pitsco Education has introduced a new line of robotics and coding products for its K-12 classroom catalog.
Coding competitions drive critical thinking and help students develop workforce skills. Here’s a look inside the recent state finals for the New Hampshire Cyber Robotics Coding Competition, held at the University of New Hampshire campus in Durham.