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Apr'15

Robotics Academy and SHARP (Sarah Heinz House) team up for Family Fun Robotics Activities at CMU

The Robotics Academy and Team SHARP (of the Sarah Heinz House) teamed up to provide a family-fun event on Saturday April 18th during Carnegie Mellon University’s Spring Carnival event. The event provided two workshop sessions that allowed participants to get some hands-on Robotics programming. Families had a chance to learn …

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Apr'15

Pittsburgh Area – May Madness Info!

We are excited to announce the Sarah Heinz House May Madness event for 2015! This year’s event will take place Saturday, May 2 at the Sarah Heinz House in Pittsburgh, PA. This Year’s Game: We will be using the VEX IQ Highrise game. Both VEX IQ and LEGO robots can compete! We …

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06

Apr'15

A Teacher’s POV: Palisades Middle School Robotics Initiative

After last summer’s on-site training at Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, Palisades Middle School’s technology and computer teachers initiated semester STEM units featuring the VEX Cortex Clawbot, Robot Virtual Worlds software, and ROBOTC programming. 8th grade students now experience how to build and program a robot through collaborative teamwork. In technology …

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30

Mar'15

National Robotics Week – VEX IQ Challenge!

To celebrate National Robotics Week, we’ve opened up our FREE VEX IQ Virtual Challenge for everyone to participate!! The VEX IQ Virtual Challenge is part of an ongoing research project by Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy and the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research and Development Center designed to assist robotics teams learning to …

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30

Mar'15

Student POV: Droids Robotics

In our newest edition of Student POV, we have Sanjay and Arvind Seshan, who are members of the robotics team, Not the Droids You Are Looking For (Droids Robotics) from Pittsburgh, PA, USA. They are actively involved in robotics all year around, whether competing themselves or teaching others. They constantly …

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20

Mar'15

Getting Started with ROBOTC Graphical for VEX IQ!!

Are you interested in learning how to program in ROBOTC Graphical for VEX IQ or VEX IQ Robot Virtual Worlds? If so, click here!

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19

Mar'15

Getting Started with ROBOTC Graphical for EV3!

Are you interested in learning how to program in ROBOTC Graphical for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 or EV3 Robot Virtual Worlds? If so, click here!

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17

Mar'15

New Case Study Highlights Successes of Robot-Math Activities!

A new case study shows that robot-math activities might be successful when focused on a few target skills and when designed with individualized tutorials/prompts that motivate proper skills. Read more about it here!

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16

Mar'15

Updated VEX CORTEX Video Trainer!!

We are so excited to share the latest web design update for our VEX CORTEX Video Trainer! Check it out today!

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04

Mar'15

DARPA Launches Robots4Us Video Contest for High School Students

DARPA wants to know what you think. Create a 2-3 minute video that shows the kind of robot-assisted society you'd like to see in the years ahead. Winners will earn opportunity to attend DARPA robotics challenge!

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Mission

Use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology.

All students are technologically literate, mathematically competent, and confident about their future.

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