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These $10 Robots Will Change Robotics Education | Wired Design | Wired.com

These $10 Robots Will Change Robotics Education | Wired Design | Wired.com | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Ken Goldberg and Ayorkor Korsah asked if a $10 robot could change education in Africa. Now, with the conclusion of their African Robotics Network's design challenge, we're starting to see the robots that could.
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Timbuktu Chronicles: African Robotics Network

Timbuktu Chronicles: African Robotics Network | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Roboticists there and in the United States are launching today an initiative to enhance robotics education, research, and industry in Africa. The African Robotics Network (AFRON) wants to mobilize a community of institutions ...
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African Robotics Network (AFRON)

The goal of the AFRON "10 Dollar Robot" Design Challenge is to design a new class of affordable robots for learning (especially in primary and secondary schools). Robots excite people of all ages. Their physical behavior in response to programs and/or sensors inspires student interest in computers, science, math, and engineering more broadly. However, existing platforms are often too expensive for students in many African countries and other emerging economies (this competition is open to anyone worldwide).

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Africa's Role in Robotics - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

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Africa's Role in Robotics

"I’m convinced Africa is going to play a key role in advancing information technologies."

contributor Ken Goldberg 

see also IEEE Spectrum piece by Erico Guizzo announcing AFRON, the African Robotics Network

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