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Learning Robotics at Home

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It is pretty amazing to think about how far we’ve come with technology over the past three generations. Things our grandparents couldn’t even begin to imagine are now the things our children take for granted. With as far as we’ve come already, it can be hard to believe that we are just beginning to scratch the surface of what is possible going into the future.

Opportunities for our children to make a difference in the quality of our lives using new technology are boundless. In particular, the field of robotics and robotics engineering is exploding and will likely be a major draw for young talent in the coming years. Giving your child the opportunity to “nerd-out” in robotics is fun for them now, but it has a very real potential to lead them straight into a dream career as well. And what a better opportunity to reinforce those skills during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine! 

Robotics is a ton of fun no matter what your background is in. If you are preparing your kiddo for their first robotics competition, here are some things to keep in mind. 

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11 Engaging STEM Activities for Kids To do At Home

We at RobotLAB understand the importance of doing something with your kids and keep them entertained during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine. That's why we want to share with you eleven STEM activities to do at home! 

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RobotLAB and Our Commitment During COVID-19

Hello,

On behalf of everyone here at RobotLAB, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19. Our focus is, as always, is on the health and safety of our employees, customers and communities.

The situation is changing rapidly, and the government has ordered a mandatory shut down of all business in San Francisco Bay Area effective Tuesday, March 17. The office will be closed but our personnel will be online working remotely.

What’s impacted:

  • Shipments will not be able to be picked up nor delivered at our locations till further notice.



What’s not impacted:
  • Training and support calls can be performed as scheduled, we accept new training and support requests as well

  • To the extent we have inventory, our team is preparing your orders, so they will go out the moment the lock-down will be lifted

  • Support for fiscal deadlines for bids and other budgetary timelines (price quote requests, product demos, etc.) are all intact

  • We are available via email or phone for any of your questions or concerns during this challenging time.

There is no question this is a time of great uncertainty. While we don’t know exactly what the future may hold, we feel confident that by sticking together (6ft apart, after washing hands!) and supporting each other, we’ll emerge from this stronger than before.

We will resume normal operation, and speed up your order delivery when it’s safe to do so.

 

Thank you for your loyalty and dedication, we appreciate your business

RobotLAB Team

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Robots Can Also Get the Coronavirus?

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We at RobotLAB know how scary it can be with the CoronaVirus out there. Please keep your tech clean at school or home and lower the chance of transferring the virus! Watch the following video and learn how to clean your robots properly! 

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Artificial Intelligence vs Cognitive Computing in Education: How They Differ

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The first thing to understand is that cognitive computing is part of artificial intelligence (AI), or a subset of artificial intelligence.

There are many definitions of AI, with many tech companies formulating their own definitions depending on what their aim is for AI.

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3 Ways to Inspire Teachers

Teachers crave motivation and inspiration in their pursuit to teach the world’s future citizens how to function within society. That is not to say that they are not committed to their work; they are. Teaching is often a thankless job that drains them of their energy and sometimes their desire to teach.

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Teachers can get beaten down by the day to day routine, whether by students, parents, supervisors, or the media. To create a prosperous environment where both teachers and, by association, students to thrive, we need to continue maintaining teacher morale. Here are three tips to keep teachers inspired:

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3 Ways STEM Learning Speaks to The Future of Work

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To succeed in college and the workplace, students require a solid foundation in STEM learning. Experience in these subjects does not only benefit aspiring scientists and engineers–it’s essential for all students.

In fact, between 2017 and 2027, the number of STEM jobs will grow 13 percent. Even positions in traditionally non-STEM fields (estimated to grow by 9 percent) will require some sort of technological knowledge.

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Introducing Students to Careers in Robotic Engineering

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According to a study from the McKinsey Global Institute, robots may replace human workers in as many as 800 million jobs by 2030. Over the next 12 years, there will be a higher demand than ever before for robotic engineers. After all, someone needs to design these robots and be able to fix them if they break down. Learning robotics can help students succeed in the future by preparing them to enter an expanding field that will require an increasingly difficult skill set.

It’s important to teach students about robotic engineering in the classroom, not just outside of it. Many students may not know about the opportunities that could be available to them, or how to get involved with robotic engineering.

Perhaps the most exciting way to get students involved with robotics is to have a lab or hands-on lesson. Start small, and build progressively complex lessons from there. 

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An Entrepreneurial Mindset Beats Coding Skills

Computer coding may be valuable in the current marketplace, but for long-term success, students need to develop entrepreneurial mindsets. 

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Beyond STEM: Why AI Demands Higher-Level Skills

There is plenty of discussion about the need for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills as the gateway to employment opportunities (and for employers, staffing requirements) in the artificial intelligence-enhanced economy ahead. study released by the World Economic Forum shows that data-related jobs will be the most in demand within the next four to five years, along with AI and machine learning specialists.

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