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Robots to battle it out at Schiele Museum

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Robots to battle it out at Schiele Museum | hockey, robots, kid, activities, schiele, museum, battle, weekend, plenty, friendly...
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Girls show increased interest and skill in STEM robotics program - Tampa Bay Times

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Directing women to fields in science and technology begins with inspiration in their youth. TAMPA — The girls robotics team at Stewart Middle Magnet School didn't even know how to program a Lego Mindstorms robot in March.
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Roominate: Make It Yours!

The toy where every young girl is an artist, engineer, architect and visionary!
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How Parents Enable Kids' Creativity

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MAKE magazine's annual Maker Faire, for amateur inventors and visitors, that has grown from 20,000 in 2006 to more than 100,000 in 2011 in San Mateo, Calif. (RT @thekulway: Be a tinkerer!
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This Cute Robot Helps Children With Autism Socialize

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Keepon is a friendly yellow robot that helps children with autism communicate without intimidation.
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4 yr old has demanded I make tea for robot. Still, he seems pleased.

4 yr old has demanded I make tea for robot. Still, he seems pleased. | The Robot Times | Scoop.it

via Gareth Edwards | @garethmammal | 4 yr old has demanded I make tea for robot. Still, he seems pleased.

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Dr. Roboto? Interactive Teddy Bear Helps Kids Manage Diabetes

Dr. Roboto? Interactive Teddy Bear Helps Kids Manage Diabetes | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Jerry the Bear has Type 1 Diabetes, and kids who share his illness can take care of him to learn about their own symptoms.
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Do Kids Care If Their Robot Friend Gets Stuffed Into a Closet? - IEEE Spectrum

Do Kids Care If Their Robot Friend Gets Stuffed Into a Closet? - IEEE Spectrum | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Researchers force Robovie into a closet as a way of testing whether children see robots as moral beings...
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Robot racers get to test their metal

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SCHOOL pupils in Bicester got the chance to test their mettle against scientists from Oxford University.
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Student Names Hospital's Robot

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Keagan Williams, a Mission Road Elementary School fifth-grader, won a contest for “Leonardo.”...
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MEDi the robot helps reduce anxiety of kids getting flu shots - Calgary Herald

MEDi the robot helps reduce anxiety of kids getting flu shots - Calgary Herald | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
OpenFile Calgary (blog)MEDi the robot helps reduce anxiety of kids getting flu shotsCalgary HeraldCALGARY — After five-year-old Jacob Crawford received his flu shot last October, he wouldn't stop talking about a robot.
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Lego for girls, this time hardware-hacker style

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One hacker has her own idea of what a Lego set for girls should be. If 10,000 people agree with her, the toymaker could find itself producing her hacker-focused design. Read this blog post by Daniel Terdiman on Crave.
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Berkley researchers study children to improve artificial intelligence

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Chaos reigns at LEGO robot challenge

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Robots are known for power and precision and elicit awe at the engineering prowess of their creators. They are also known for many their many scenes of mayhem and destruction in Hollywood movies.

Now even the adults want in on the kids' robot competitions!
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Latitude-Robots-at-School-Findings.pdf

From our recent work with children, we know that young people instinctively expect technology to respond to them in very human-like ways—to motivate and empower them, often serving as a sort of companion, rather than merely a tool for solving specific problems. While many adults think about technology as separate from humanness, kids tend to think of it as fundamentally human. It comforts us; it keeps us company; it helps us learn and grow; and, in some cases, it can fulfill certain emotional needs more reliably than other people.

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College students put to shame in engineering contest when a 10-YEAR-OLD boy wins top prize

College students put to shame in engineering contest when a 10-YEAR-OLD boy wins top prize | The Robot Times | Scoop.it
Davis Fortenberry, 10, of Piperton, stunned judges at a college-level engineering competition when he scooped the top prize.

 

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