Computer Science

  • Roomba Maker Moves into the Classroom with Root Purchase

    Roomba Maker Moves into the Classroom with Root Purchase

    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.

  • KIBO Adds Advanced Coding Extension Set Using Wooden Blocks

    KIBO Adds Advanced Coding Extension Set Using Wooden Blocks

    KinderLab Robotics has debuted an Advanced Coding Extension Set and curriculum for its KIBO robots.

  • Florida School Houses STEAM Labs in Shipping Containers

    Florida School Houses STEAM Labs in Shipping Containers

    A college preparatory school in Florida has opened a new STEAM center on its campus using refurbished shipping containers. Maclay School in Tallahassee introduced three student lab centers, each with a different focus.

  • Pepper robot

    Humanoid Robot Teaches Coding at Public Library

    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.

  • "Learn Coding with Robots" workshop

    Teaching Young Kids to Code with Mini Robots

    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.