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CREATE: Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment

CREATE brings together our mission in furthering Human-Robot Interaction with our desire to disruptively redefine how communities can make sense of their context through the use of robotic technologies. In our past research, we have demonstrated in isolated pilot projects that technology education does not need to be the province of the few. We have shown that hands-on approaches to learning that use technology as inspirations for wonder and discovery can lead to lifelong learning skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and self-identification with technology as a tool for exploration and personal expression.

The CREATE lab aims to scale up our efforts in order to create self-sustaining communities of learning, expression and technology empowerment. Each project is funded by technology partners and local foundations to demonstrate the creation of sustainable programs that combine technology education with issues and activities that students of all ages care about and therefore have a vested interest in pursuing. As part of this goal we develop new technologies, kits, curricula and evaluation methodologies. Our policy is to open-source and disseminate as much of this material as is practical so that both research and effective use of technology in the formal and informal learning setting can grow as quickly as possible.

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We are developing a robot wheelchair capable of navigating Carnegie Mellon's campus, traveling fro...

We have developed BOWGO (patent pending) - a new kind of pogo stick that bounces higher, farther a...

To develop electric vehicles (EVs) that are as efficient and cost-effective as possible, we have t...

We are developing both physical robots and curriculum that will make educational robotics viable a...

The Global Connection Project develops software tools and technologies to increase the power of im...

A Single-Wheel, Gyroscopically stabilized Robot

We are developing realistic dramatic behavior for mobile robotics.

The goal of this project is the computer-aided collection, recording and dissemination of robotics...

Sage is a completely autonomous mobile multimedia exhibit built on top of the XR4000 robot base by...

To design, create, and disseminate robotics curricula and technologies that motivate young women a...

We have developed CMUcam - a new low-cost, low-power sensor for mobile robots.

We have developed the Personal Rover - a 18"x12"x24" highly autonomous, programmable robot.

The Toy Robots Initiative aims to commercialize robotics technologies in the educational, toy and...

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