Robotics and Computer Science for Elementary Level Learners

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I absolutely love all of the new robotics toys that have been coming out for elementary age learners. One of my gifted girls noted, “Where do all of these robots come from?” For their robotics hour each week, I am giving them the following choices with their goal of using five of the robotics to complete five of the tasks provided. My robotics-type devices include: Sphero. Jimu Robot. Finch Robot. Jimu Robot.

How Korea-Based Cubroid’S ARTIBO- A Smart AI Robot Is Making Children Across The Globe Future-Ready With Creativity And Imagination?

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This will help them to be prepared for a job market that is dominated by computer science and data science. Seoul-based AI and Robotics Company Cubroid AI coding blocks and robots have made the concept of learning coding safe and easy. Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark.

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Roybi Raises $4.2 Million Seed Round to Produce Educational Robots

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The two-legged, pill-shaped robot—upper half green, lower half white and small enough to stand on one’s palm—starts its lesson with a greeting. Designed for children ages 3 to 7, the robot, Roybi, aims to teach kids at home a range of early-childhood developmental skills. In a rare demo of its abilities, Robyi’s founder and CEO, Elnaz Sarraf, listens to the robot name colors, animals and their accompanying noises while displaying pictures on its torso. Roybi the robot.

Sphero SPRK Hard Fun, Learning with Robots by @SamPatue

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In August my favorite robot maker relaunched Sphero SPRK, with a new app and a special SPRK edition robot, optimized for education. The Robot: This is the good old Sphero 2 with an “invisible jet” makeover. The clear shell allows you to see the see all the inner workings of the robot. There is also an animation in the app called “Inside Spero” that labels and identifies each piece of the robot.

Ten jobs that are safe from robots

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Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 Robots may also be coming for radiologists, whose expertise diagnosing diseases through X-rays and MRIs is facing stiff competition from artificial intelligence. And robots are starting to do some of the work in professions as diverse as chef , office clerk and tractor-trailer operator. For most of us, though, the robot invasion will simply change the tasks we do, not destroy our jobs altogether.

Integrating Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

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Coding and robotics programs in classrooms reflect how integral technology is in our lives. In a recent edWebinar , Kalthoff and Bartel explain that they want to coach students and not just tell them what button to push or the correct sequences to move a robot across a mat. The best approach to introducing robots to K-8 students is as an exploratory program that will interestingly evolve into coding programs that challenge students with more complex projects.

UBTECH Announces Yanshee Programmable Robot

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Today, UBTECH Robotics introduces a new member of its family to the US Education market. Yanshee combines an advanced AI interface, a programmable Raspberry Pi card, and a host of sensors and functionality to an open-source platform for educators, students, and robot enthusiasts to learn, experiment, research, and engage with. [ For more information on UBTECH and its complete line of robots, visit ubtrobot.com. edtech Ed Tech Ticker Robotics News

When Education Giants Stumbled and Data Ruled

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Companies that aim to provide student data in a usable fashion, like Schoology , still provide value. Achieve3000 still helps high school students improve literacy, and products like Lexia have improved over time and made it easier for teachers to find and use data. More broadly, I think the promise of data in education is still proving itself. It has taken awhile, but we’re getting to a point where data is more actionable.

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Robot Teachers, Racist Algorithms, and Disaster Pedagogy

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Is it the vast corpus of data that the company has amassed — decades of essays and theses and Wikipedia entries that it uses to assess student work? These proctoring tools gather and analyze far more data than just a student's words, than their responses on an exam.

UBTECH Robotics Announces Launch of UKIT

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UBTECH Robotics announced today the launch of UKIT – a new robotics kit featuring a curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). During classes, students collaborate or work independently within their “Big Idea Book” to notebook, make hypotheses, gather data, and formulate questions about how the hands-on activity with the robot applies in a real-world scenario or as scientific phenomenon.

How François Simard Co- Founder And CEO Of Omnirobotic Raised $5.8M To Build Self-Programming Robots For High-Mix Finishing?

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Register François Simard founded his first innovative company in the manufacturing sector in 2000, specialized in machine vision and robotic guidance. The inventor of 2 patents, his passion for artificial intelligence and robotics, lead him to co-found Omnirobotic in 2016.

How colleges can help their students out-compete robots 

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There’s a lot of anxiety out there about robots gobbling up our jobs. It’s called “ Robot Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.”. All students working toward degrees will need to understand technology and data, he says. To give young people this robot-proof mix of skills, Northeastern offers majors that integrate very different fields. The post How colleges can help their students out-compete robots appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Meet Codie, a New Robot

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The newest robot I know of is Codie. With the accelerometer and gyroscope I wonder if the data is exportable. Checkout their I ndiegogo campaign and be the first to get your hands on the wood-trimmed robot! From the perspective of a K-5 tech teacher, this is an exciting time. Everyday new tools come to market. Codie looks like it will be easy for kids to program and one of the first functions they highlight is the ability to program it to dance.

How Do You Backup Your Data

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Probably, of all computer functions, backing up data is the most critical and the most likely to make you tear your hair out. Hard drives crash, files get corrupted, your computer is lost or stolen, a virus and malware forces you to reformat (which can lose all of your data), what you thought you saved you didn’t–I could go on. There are dozens of reasons why you should–really–backup your data.

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Education Robot Maker Roybi Boosts Kids Speech Recognition Technology With Acquisition

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Roybi, the maker of a pill-shaped robot to teach language and math skills to young children, has acquired additional technology to power its educational features. Kadho has spent the past five years developing the KidSense engine, which recognizes children’s speech and is based on speech and voice data from about 150,000 children, according to Roybi CEO Elnaz Sarraf. This Roybi promo video shows how kids interact with the robot. It requires a lot of data and a lot of time.”

Eight Areas to Consider as Part of Your Automation Strategy

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Verint’s Customer Advisory Board (CAB) met earlier this month and the agenda included a session on automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Leading Retail Firm: There are discussions around making sure security concerns are addressed —ensuring that automation processes and bots/robots can’t be breached from a security perspective.

Cat Ears and Robot Friends: What Japan’s Educational Future Could Include

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At a morning session on Sunday, Kentaro Yoshifuji, CEO of Ory Lab , shared how a robot his company has developed is helping people with disabilities connect with friends, family and teachers when it’s difficult or near impossible for them to be physically present with peers. Robots don’t generally elicit warm, friendly emotions. And Ory Lab’s robots are operated by a human—not pre-programmed commands.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics

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Students can use the mBot robot and Vernier-created activities to master introductory coding and programming skills through hands-on, standards-aligned learning. “To Each mBot robot comes equipped with line-following and range-detecting sensors and 40 well-designed parts. After constructing the robots using the detailed building instructions, students can program the robots using the free, Scratch-based mBlock software available for Windows, macOS, and Chrome™ OS.

The Top 10 Best Robots for Kids: Games, Fun and Learning

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I’ve titled this post ‘The Best Robots for Kids’ I use the word ‘Kids’ quite loosely here. And I can say without any hint of shame or embarrassment, that I would love to own every single robot on this list. Whether you are looking for a toy that provides educational value, a gift that gives a little bit more or a digital companion that can teach logic and programming, these robots for kids are some of the most cutting edge gadgets around.

Robot teaching assistants help autistic children in the UAE.

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Robot teaching assistants help autistic children in the UAE. Robotic teaching assistants are being deployed into autism centres in the UAE to help children learn faster and better. The first robot, provided by ATLAB, a technology-based learning solutions company, is in use at the Umm Al Quwain Autism Centre. Robotic teaching assistants are changing the way the kids are taught. All that data goes straight to a tablet in the hands of the teacher.

?Are False Connections with AI Robots Putting Your Student’s Emotional Health at Risk?

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She is a remotely controlled robot. Though social robots, like Saya, have been greeted with enthusiasm by students, researchers are taking a more critical stance regarding the ethics of introducing them as teachers. Sharkey focuses on the use of robots in social settings, looking into various social areas, including elderly care, home child care, and most recently as classroom teachers. In addition, robots can store data and information about children.

When the Robots Come for Our Jobs, They’ll Spare the Teachers

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What is often overlooked is what complicated little ecosystems classrooms are from a technological standpoint—dozens of learners, thousands of data sources that blend qualitative and quantitative outputs from both teachers and students. Machine learning can recognize patterns, make recommendations and process information at an incredible rate, but the data science applied in today’s classrooms is still narrow in scope compared to the science and art combined in the mind of a human teacher.

Ozobot Classroom - STEAM learning management system coming this Fall

Educational Technology Guy

Ozobot , makers of robots that empower coding and STEAM education for grades K–12, recently unveiled its new Ozobot Classroom learning management system. Once students have started interacting with their robots, Ozobot Classroom will then provide lesson recommendations and build a curriculum based on the individualized student data. learning management system robotics STEM

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Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

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Software The Vector Robot mobile application launches with a welcome screen. To connect the Vector device to the Vector Robot app, the user must turn on Bluetooth. The Vector Robot app provides a simple status screen with helpful recommendations of voice commands to use. Amazon Alexa The Vector Robot was updated to support Amazon Alexa that can be activated from the main app launch screen.

Privacy and Security Evaluation of the Anki Vector Robot

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Software The Vector Robot mobile application launches with a welcome screen. To connect the Vector device to the Vector Robot app, the user must turn on Bluetooth. The Vector Robot app provides a simple status screen with helpful recommendations of voice commands to use. Amazon Alexa The Vector Robot was updated to support Amazon Alexa that can be activated from the main app launch screen.

New Hampshire Department of Education to Host Second Annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

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Sponsored by Intelitek, and Oracle Academy, the CRCC is an eight-week virtual coding competition that provides students and educators with the opportunity to build STEM related skills using a cloud-based simulation platform featuring a virtual, 3D-animated robot. About CRCC The first-of-its-kind Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC) was created by ISCEF and is supported by Intelitek and Oracle Academy. Students and teachers need no prior coding or robotics knowledge.

This Company Wants to Gather Student Brainwave Data to Measure ‘Engagement’

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Students sit at desks wearing electronic headbands that report EEG data back to a teacher’s dashboard, and that information purports to measure students’ attention levels. The video’s narrator explains: “School administrators can use big data analysis to determine when students are better able to concentrate.” It also raises legal questions, like what BrainCo will do with students’ biometric data. But an IRB doesn’t make BrainCo immune to data breaches, or malpractice. “If

Robots in Rhode Island and Telescopes in Tennessee – What’s Your State Getting This Christmas?

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Thanks to our site visitors, we’ve generated some cool and insightful data hinting at what toys are going to be on top of Santa’s list this year! Robots. Between new Star Wars characters , excitement over machine learning and driverless cars, robots are taking over this Christmas… From the numbers it seems that there are two mechatronic-mad pockets of the country. Topping the list is robotic Rhode Island, closely followed by neighboring Connecticut.

7 ways data collection is improving STEM education

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One district is getting students more active and analytical with data-collection tools, like probeware. The recent addition of probeware—sensory-based handheld devices for measuring things like water quality, light, and temperature—has allowed us to bring students out into nature and introduce them to the world of data collection and analysis. Today’s students, being technology natives, expect the same kinds of engagement in the classroom as they seek out online.

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Up to 60 West Virginia Middle School Students to Advanceto Final Round in Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

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May 15, 2018– Students from middle schools across West Virginia are gearing up for the final round of their Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), a program that provides students and educators with the opportunity to build coding-robotics skills for real or virtual 3D robots. The competition takes robotics and leverages it into the coding world – such an important aspect of STEM,” said Todd I. Students and teachers need no prior coding or robotics knowledge.

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Texas Takes Aggressive First Steps to Address Autism with Humanoid Robotics

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RoboKind , the world leader in social robotics and the creator of Milo and robots4autism , is proud to offer schools and districts a solution that meets or exceeds the expectations and goals spelled out in HB21. Schools and districts that take advantage of Milo the robot and the robots4autism curriculum will also have access to data collection and reporting analytics, a facilitator manual, training, IT and related technical support, and school and district customer service support.

December 15 University of New Hampshire to Host the State Finals forState’s Second Annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

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On December 15, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will host the finals of the state’s Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), being held by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE) and the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation ( ISCEF ). We are very excited by the commitment that the University of New Hampshire is making to the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition,” said Edelblut.

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National Cyber Robotics Coding Competitions Hosted by Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation Set to Begin October 15for Schools in 14 States

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In October, the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation (ISCEF) kicks off the 2018 Cyber Robotics Coding Competitions (CRCCs) in 14 states and the District of Columbia. The CRCC is the first-of-its-kind, free to participate, online coding and robotics tournament for students in grades 5-9 that enables schools and districts to engage students in STEM learning by using game-based competitions that are both safe and fun.

'The Brave Little Surveillance Bear' and Other Stories We Tell About Robots Raising Children

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Perhaps we might recognize, as we wait to see if Mattel’s or Clayton Christensen’s predictions about the future come true, that this fantasy of the robot companion or caretaker has its own, long history – stories that elicit fear as often as comfort. The robot, or rather a seemingly living automaton in “The Sandman,” veers towards “das unheimlich.” Maybe they’ll change how we think about robots. We will be raised by robots.

Friday 5 — 2.26.2016

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Is your data visualization conveying what you think it does? This article explains the role and effect of various preattentive attributes, and provides a checklist to keep your data visualization on track. Weekend fun: If 180lb walking robots are your jam, Boston Dynamics has just the video for you. Friday Five AI business culture data Friday5 music productivity robotics snapchat spotify visualization