UPDATE: May 1st: ROBOTSLAB BOX IS NAMED A GOLD EDISON AWARD WINNER
We are proud to be among those few considered to be following in the steps of Thomas Alva Edison. With the incandescent light bulb, the phonograph, moving pictures, and many other inventions often taken for granted in the modern world, he left an unmatched legacy of practical, innovative inventiveness and entrepreneurial drive. Every school child can name one of his inventions, but he was also an inspired salesman and hard-charging businessman who built an investor-owned electric utility and developed mass production methods to profit from his inventions. We believe our RobotsLAB BOX is indeed a alignd with Edison's tradition and meets the four criterion for the Edison Award: Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact.
Concept in the Edison tradition means creating a product that fulfills a need, solves a problem and begins a whole new industry. Our RobotsLAB BOX answers the need of teachers and school children everywhere by presenting them with an inspiring, practical means of teaching and understanding difficult math concepts like quadratic equations. The RobotsLAB BOX is the first to use consumer robots to meet this need.
Value in the Edison tradition means that a product not only solves a problem, but does so in a unique, game changing manner. Our RobotsLAB BOX accomplishes this by retiring forever the boring blackboard and chalk (Or even Smart Boards) renderings of seemingly incomprehensible formula and replacing them with exciting, easily presented and understood visual interactions between robots and tablets.
Delivery in the Edison tradition means not only an innovative product but a product that can be seen as both sold and delivered. Our RobotsLAB BOX is well accepted by the educatots. Imagined by teachers and built for teachers, the BOX is now found in 100s of educational institutions across the United States as a result of our efforts to communicate with our potential customers by methods as new as social networking and as old as face to face in events and conferences.
Impact in the Edison tradition doesn’t depend entirely on commercial success. The incandescent light bulb changed the world for all time; the hula hoop made lots of money in the 50’s and 60’s, but when was the last time anyone saw a kid using one? Our RobotsLAB BOX is the incandescent bulb, not the hula hoop; we’ve already shown that robots are a great learning tool. And robots are going to be with us for a long, long time.
We are justifiably proud of our RobotsLAB BOX and pleased to see it nominated for the Edison Award as an Education and Learning Game Changer. We believe that it meets all the criterion for the award. We also think Thomas Alva Edison would have agreed with us!Learn more how to engage students wth Math and Science using robots: