Life Long Playing Instead of Life Long Learning

  • Published November 15, 2010
  • By Dave Catlin

Teaching Robotics without Robots and Computers

The authors discuss their work with Roamer robot and Lego.  They describe how playing with Roamer gives children the chance to control technology.  They claim children have no fear of programming.  They readily press keys and find out what Roamer does without help.  The authors did this work with Classic Roamer.  The new Roamer has the advantage of telling students what to do when they press the wrong keys.  This paper explains how Roamer and Lego can work together and provide a playground ripe for exploration.

The authors presented this paper at the SIMPAR 2010 Workshops International. Conference on Simulation, Modelling and Programming for Automonous Robots, Darmstadt (Germany) November 15-16, 2010

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