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Integrating Robotics into Health Sciences Courses

By Dan Matthews 

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The marriage between health science and technology has been a long and happy one. However, that union has perhaps never been more important than it is today. Now, more than ever, state-of-the-art technologies, from bioengineering to artificial intelligence (AI), are playing a leading role in optimizing patient care, supporting healthcare providers, and expanding the scope of medical knowledge.

Among the most significant and promising of these technologies in the domain of health, sciences are robotics.

These technologies are not only increasingly being used in clinics, hospitals, and operating rooms, but also in health sciences classrooms at every level, including primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. This article explores the reasons why you should begin integrating robotics into your health sciences courses and identifies key strategies for doing so.

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Why Tech in Education Must Become More Accessible

By Dan Matthews 

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All children deserve the right to be set up for success, and one of the ways children are prepared to do their best in school is based on their access to technology. Technology is a great equalizer for all children, and all children can become better learners through the use of technology — especially children with disabilities. Despite this benefit of technology in the classroom, however, not all technology is accessible to all children. How can parents and educators ensure all students, no matter their ability, receive the best education they can?

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Fostering Healthy Coping Skills in STEM Education

By Dan Matthews 

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Solid STEM education is perhaps one of the best gifts parents and teachers can give students, equipping them today with the tools they will need to fill some of the most lucrative and in-demand jobs of tomorrow. But although STEM learning has so much to offer, many children, teens, and college students often avoid science and technology curricula due to the inherent rigor of such programs.

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The Necessity of Robotics Classes for Schools

By Dora Miller. 

Robots are exciting to play tools for children and young adults. What if students learned how to make robots? Would robotics make it easy to handle STEM? Would the robots make other concepts easier to understand?

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What are the Advantages of VR in a Technical Classroom?

By Shannon Flynn

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While virtual reality (VR) is still a developing technology, many industries worldwide are looking into the potential benefits of using it in their operations. From manufacturing to retail, VR can be a transformative piece of tech that intertwines digital and physical realities.

Another sector investigating the advantages of VR is education. For most people, the concept of VR is complex and futuristic. However, it’s rapidly evolving, and it will likely be commonplace in daily life. Statista reports that the VR market size will increase to more than $12 billion by 2024.

Below is more information about VR, the benefits of using VR in a technical classroom, and details regarding VR Expeditions 2.0.

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VR Expeditions 2.0 was improved, Get your free upgrade today!⏫

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We are excited to share with you a set of new features for VR Expeditions 2.0! and we can't wait for you to try them! Here are the most important ones that will make your and your students' VR experience much better!

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How EdTech Will Change The Future Of Learning In 2022

By Nancy Howard

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With the rapid development of AI and tech as a whole, it’s no wonder that EdTech is becoming more common every day. Not only is it being used by educational institutions, but it’s also transitioning into our daily lives while businesses are starting to use it in their own employee training. Hence, here’s how EdTech will change the future of learning in 2022.

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Check these Educational STEM funding opportunities!

There are multitudes of STEM grants you can apply for. You should carefully consider all possible funding sources when searching for money to pay for your newest classroom innovation. Here are some STEM funding options. 

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6 STEM Role Models for Girls

By Devin Partida

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There’s no denying that STEM fields lack diversity. For example, engineering and computer science, two of the most lucrative fields, remain male-dominated. According to the American Association of University Women (AAUW), 21% of engineering college students and 19% of computer science majors are female.

Many organizations, colleges, and universities are trying to address these gaps through various educational measures. This comes at a time when emerging technologies are being widely used across multiple industries, and more women are needed to pursue these fields to meet job demand.

One study found that role-model intervention had positive and significant effects on female respondents. A study from The Lyda Hill Foundation & The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media reports that more women, especially Asian-American and Latinx women, have entered STEM fields since the late 1990s, but the statistics remain low.

Here are some female STEM professionals that can serve as role models.

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Misty Robotics was acquired by Furhat Robotics company and RobotLAB will continue supporting customers.

Furhat Robotics has acquired US-based social robotics company Misty Robotics. The acquisition also means that Furhat Robotics has now expanded operations to the US market. Both the Furhat and Misty robots will continue to be on the market (initially under different brands and websites), and over time during this year integrated under the same brand with a strong vision and the strength of a new team. 

The companies claim they are operating from a “unified vision”, and say that Furhat Robotics will continue to support the Misty Robotics brand, helping develop and expand the product range, as well as integrating Furhat and Misty features to enhance future social robots.

RobotLAB, as a platform-agnostic company is here to support our customers regardless of the ownership of the manufacturing company. Our commitment is to guide, troubleshoot and offer the last updates about Furhat and Misty!

The Furhat team suggests that its own product — a robot with a rear-projected animated face on it — is great for social robots that need to have an adult personality, such as airports, train stations, or medical applications. What Misty adds to the mix is something that is far more extensible, and can be more expressive with its little arms and facial expression. Nonetheless, the Furhat team explains that while the two robots look very different, they have a lot in common, as well.

 

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