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Toy-like robotic dragon to be tested as a teaching aid for children

By Damir Beciri
21 October 2011

dragon-robotDavid DeSteno, an associate professor of psychology at Northeastern University, and researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, are examining how social robots can aid preschoolers in language learning. In order to make the learning more fun and interesting for the younger children, the robot prototype used in this project resembles… »


Finch – an affordable robot platform for novice computer scientists

By Damir Beciri
One Comment14 May 2011

finch-robotPrompting “Hello World” is among the first lessons of programming, but such simple programs aren’t able to catch the attention of young generations who grow surrounded by much more advanced and entertaining interfaces. A product of Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute – Finch was designed specifically to make introductory computer science classes an engaging experience… »

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Noteput – an interactive music table with tangible notes

By Damir Beciri
17 February 2010

noteput-1Although it isnt’t hard to teach a child to play some tune on the piano or strum the guitar, teaching classical music notation is a bit more difficult in most cases. The Noteput table concept from designers Jonas Heuer and Jürgen Graef attempts to make learning music theory fun, and also more effective, by making… »

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A toy robotic arm or a teaching aid? Both.

By Rob Aid
5 Comments3 June 2009

owi535l-robotic-arm.jpgHere is another article about an affordable toy which can be used as a teaching aid in basic robotics. The award winning Robotic Arm Trainer made by OWI is a robotic arm technology which can be bought assembled or in parts, leaving the joy of robot buildup to you. It has a lifting capacity of… »

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Stenzel HeXoR II – a teaching aid for schools and research institutions

By Damir Beciri
28 April 2009

01.jpgThe Stenzel Ltd. from Poland is a unique commercial-scientific venture in the Central Europe area. They are developing HeXoR, a mobile didactic robot which has been designed as a teaching aid for schools and research institutions. It can be lots of fun if you are an enthusiast, who is keen on robotics, informatics and electronics… »