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Robotics Academy

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The Robotics Academy is committed to using the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology. We are an educational outreach of Carnegie Mellon University, and part of the university’s world-renowned Robotics Institute. Our administrative staff and development team are housed in the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), where robots for business, government, and industry are designed, prototyped, and tested just outside our office doors.

Our Mission

  • To develop a mathematically competent and technological literate workforce
  • To influence children to become interested in robotics and related technologies as an area of study and future employment
  • To grow future entrepreneurs and employees for the region and nation
  • To enhance the economic development of these technologies regionally and nationally
  • To develop standards-driven curriculum for middle and high school teachers
  • To catch kids having fun experimenting with science and technology

Please see the official Robotics Academy homepage for more details.

The publications on this site comprise only those authored by Robotics Institute personnel – see the complete list here.

CS2N

The Computer Science Student Network (CS2N) is a collaborative research project between Carnegie Mellon University, including the Robotics Academy, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) designed to increase the number of students pursuing advanced Computer Science and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (CS-STEM) degrees.

Displaying 8 Publications
Learning How to Program via Robot Simulation
Jesse Flot, Chris Schunn, Allison Lui and Robin Shoop

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Robot Magazine, No. 37, pp. 68 - 70, November, 2012
The Roles of Badges in the Computer Science Student Network
Ross Higashi, Samuel Abramovich, Robin Shoop and Chris Schunn

Conference Paper, 2012 Games+Learning+Society Conference, June, 2012
Programming and Multi-Robot Communications
Robert Avanzato, Howie Choset, Timothy Friez, Robin Shoop and Manuela Veloso

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Robot Magazine, No. 31, pp. 74 - 77, December, 2011
Achievement Systems to Boost Achievement Motivation
Samuel Abramovich, Ross Higashi, Timothy Hunkele, Chris Schunn and Robin Shoop

Conference Paper, 2011 Games+Learning+Society Conference, July, 2011
FIRE Unveils Robot Virtual World Games
Robin Shoop

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Robot Magazine, No. 28, pp. 78 - 81, May, 2011
Carnegie Mellon Launches a Mega Million Dollar Robotics Education Initiative
Tom Atwood and Robin Shoop

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Robot Magazine, No. 25, pp. 70 - 71, November, 2010
Designing technology activities that teach mathematics
Eli Silk, Ross Higashi, Robin Shoop and Chris Schunn

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, The Technology Teacher, Vol. 69, No. 4, pp. 21 - 27, April, 2010
Synchronized robot dancing: Motivating efficiency & meaning in problem-solving with robotics
Eli Silk, Chris Schunn and Robin Shoop

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Robot Magazine, No. 17, pp. 74 - 77, July, 2009
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