Education advisor Heather Knight sent us the above video, which we’ve shared with our Terrabotic grantees. It offers some interest suggestions for students to use storytelling in their robot programming.
Social Roboticist Heather Knight, the creator of Marilyn Monrobot Labs and the recent Robot Film Festival, which was sponsored by Science House (for more on that see the recent report by Science House EVP Rita J. King) generously donated her time to create a series of video and curriculum challenges for our Terrabotic program grantees. The introduction to the series is embedded above. We’ll be rolling out the videos regularly throughout the semester to provide new ideas for robotics teachers and students everywhere.
Terrabotic is a global robotics project for high school students. Participating schools receive a class set of robotics kits to start a school robotics program and also become a part of a network of schools around the world. Via videoconferencing and the terrabotic blog, classes get together to attend virtual lessons, interact with experts in the field and collaborate with their peers around the world.
Thanks Heather! We look forward to sharing your wit and wisdom over the coming months.
We just had a video call with the Thailand Terrabotic team and were very impressed with the excellent work going on! A number of school years are involved in the robotics program and it was great to see some functioning robots from each cohort, accompanied by a few very impressive presentations. We’re looking forward to seeing the Thailand team get started on the US and Canadian challenges and devise some challenges of their own.
Now that all of our teams have their robots mostly functional, we’ll be sending out some additional equipment to give the students even more options when customizing their robots.
The Science House Foundation has been holding a number of planning meetings with the teachers spearheading the new Terrabotic program, a collaborative high school robotics program for school around the world.