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Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration (FIRE)

Robot magazine interviewed key associates working at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy to get an update on FIRE programs now in development.

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Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration (FIRE)

Hundreds of thousands of students in the U.S. alone are involved in competitions and robotics programs each year, in and outside the classroom, and that number has doubled in recent years as educators and students have come to understand the magic of robotics.

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Benefiting Students & Teachers

The Indiana Robotics Educators Program Editor’s note: in our July-August “ Grassroots Robotics” column (issue no. 11), we reported on the expansion of robotics in high schools in Indiana. You can read that article, with additional material and pictures, at www.botmag.com. In programs spearheaded over three …

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Vex Growing Worldwide

College Challenges Emerge—Community Thrives The Vex Robotics Competition is one of the fastest rising competitive robotics sector around the world, and is now open to college-level students who will be attending the second annual VEX Robotics World Championship to be held at the Dallas Convention Center …

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The Mars Exploration Rover Kit

A home robot project that turned into an educational robot kit This is an account of a home robot project built from very simple components that took on a life of its own. It was initially intended to be a bulldozer – but after the people …

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Popeye the Robotic Crab

A walking LEGO© MINDSTORMS with pneumatically-driven legs Creating a walking LEGO robotic crab is no easy task, but Carter Payne was up to it. A veteran of Tufts University’s Center for Engineering Educational Outreach’s Summer LEGO Program, Carter was well versed in building with LEGO MINDSTORMS …

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AmpFlow ESC A Versatile Plug & Play Solution

The right motor controller may be your key to success David Keefe, a teacher at Ascension Collegiate high school in Bay Roberts, NL, Canada, describes a robot his student robotics team designed for an “X-Curling” competition. He explains why he chose and how his team used …

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Team Robotics

The Exciting World of Robot Competitions There is a trend afoot—the number of robotics hobbyists of all ages is rapidly growing. Some estimate that the number of students involved in robotics activities is expanding at 20% to 30% annually. Most parents openly encourage their young children …

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