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.