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NASA's Valkyrie robots set the table for human life on Mars | Fox News

NASA's Valkyrie robots set the table for human life on Mars | Fox News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Four sister robots built by NASA could be pioneers in the colonization of Mars, part of an advance construction team that sets up a habitat for more fragile human explorers. But first they're finding new homes on Earth and engineers to hone their skills.

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"Robotics has been making tremendous strides in the past five years. Drones, autonomous vehicles," he said. "It's one of those situations where you work on the same problem for decades and decades, and something finally starts to happen. Maybe this is that time."
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Michigan girl power fuels high school robotics growth

Michigan girl power fuels high school robotics growth | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Robotics leaders say they're seeing a growth in the number of girls participating on high school robotics teams.
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How Robotics is Transforming STEM in Elementary Schools by June Lin

How Robotics is Transforming STEM in Elementary Schools by June Lin | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
By June Lin - Robotics make it possible for students to work through problems visually and experiment with concepts they are learning.

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Tasia Thompson's curator insight, January 4, 11:39 PM

An absolutely perfect follow up to today's PL @ethridgees, w/ emphasis on inquiry based instruction, pbl, innovation-creation-presentation and other 21st century skills! 

Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, January 4, 11:47 PM

Robotics is a great way to engage students in critical thinking and problem solving. And they have fun while they are learning!

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Imagine your robot today. Design one tomorrow.

With an open source robot design for 3-D printers, discover how Intel's 21st Century Robot program hopes to increase the growth rate, diversity, and utility of robots by allowing anyone to create and program their own robot.


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These $10 Robots Will Change Robotics Education

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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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Who wields the knife? | #Robotics #Surgery #Medicine #Research 

Who wields the knife? | #Robotics #Surgery #Medicine #Research  | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
THEY don’t drink, they don’t get tired and they don’t go on strike. To hospital managers, the idea of robots operating on patients without human intervention is an attractive one. To patients, though, the crucial question is, “are they better than human surgeons?” Surgery is messy and complicated. A routine operation can become life-threatening in minutes.

Such considerations have meant that the role of robots in operating theatres has been limited until now to being little more than motorised, precision tools for surgeons to deploy—a far cry from the smart surgical pods and “med-bays” of science fiction. But a paper published this week in Science Translational Medicine, by Peter Kim of the Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, and his colleagues, brings the idea of real robot surgeons, operating under only the lightest of human supervision, a step closer. Though not yet let loose on people, it has successfully stitched up the intestines of piglets.

 


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THEY don’t drink, they don’t get tired and they don’t go on strike. To hospital managers, the idea of robots operating on patients without human intervention is an attractive one. To patients, though, the crucial question is, “are they better than human surgeons?” Surgery is messy and complicated. A routine operation can become life-threatening in minutes.

Such considerations have meant that the role of robots in operating theatres has been limited until now to being little more than motorised, precision tools for surgeons to deploy—a far cry from the smart surgical pods and “med-bays” of science fiction. But a paper published this week in Science Translational Medicine, by Peter Kim of the Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, and his colleagues, brings the idea of real robot surgeons, operating under only the lightest of human supervision, a step closer. Though not yet let loose on people, it has successfully stitched up the intestines of piglets.

 

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STEM Robotics Resources

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Technically Learning has developed a number of activity guides to teach engineering, robotics, and programming using different themes to tie each guide together. Our Rubber-band Car Activity Guide is available free for download, and our other guides will be available for purchase in the spring of 2013.

This activity guide is protected under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Please feel free to use this curriculum as you see fit. If you change it, please let us know. We love to hear how our work has helped others. For more information please see the Creative Commons website.


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PRIMER-V2 - Robot Riding a Bicycle like a Boss - YouTube

PRIMER-V2 a bicycle riding biped robot
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Inspiration for those aspiring to build robots.

 

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Girls and Robotics

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Editor's Note: In this blog sponsored by Lego, author Mary Beth Hertz mentions her use of the Lego Mindstorm product.
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Yes we can!!

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