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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

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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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Nine Ways Technology Can Boost STEM Learning

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Across the nation, innovative programs are preparing students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These subjects, often called STEM, can open up new pathways to success in the 21st century workforce and also means new opportunities for students and teachers alike.

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Schools Receive Pepper Robot's visit with its New Visual Programming Tool: Tethys

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SoftBank Robotics America today announced the launch of Tethys, an integrated development environment designed to teach coding skills. The SoftBank Group Corp. unit said the visual learning software enables students to program its Pepper humanoid robot in real time.

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Meet Tethys! An Integrated Development Environment Designed To Teach Coding Skills with Pepper Robot

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SoftBank Robotics America today announced the launch of Tethys, an integrated development environment designed to teach coding skills. The SoftBank Group Corp. unit said the visual learning software enables students to program its Pepper humanoid robot in real time.

The standalone visual programming software can connect to their humanoid robot, Pepper, to program full functionality of the robot in real time. SBRA’s first commercially available software tool is the latest milestone in their longstanding education initiative spanning NAO, Pepper, and their partnership with the SoftBank Group.

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How can robots teach children about math and science?

It’s no big secret that kids love to create. Hands-on activities provide a wonderful way to engage children and teach them important lessons they’ll remember long-term. This concept has inspired the fast-growing “maker movement” — a trend of do-it-yourself activities for children that involve learning, building and experimentation.

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Robotics is one of the most popular examples of the maker movement. Kids and adults alike are enamored with robots; creating an object from scratch and learning to control its actions is just plain cool. But there’s more: the fundamentals of robotics are directly connected to important STEM skills. It’s not just fun, it turns out; it’s educational.

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How To Flip your STEM Classroom

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Flipped classroom: It’s one of the hottest buzzwords in education at the moment, and it’s also an effective approach to student-centered learning.

If you’re not yet familiar with flipped classrooms, here’s the deal:

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How Can Smart City Technologies Impact Education?

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There are many technical definitions for the term “smart cities,” but this one by Interesting Engineering puts it succinctly, so it’s clear: Smart cities use technology to better population’s living experiences, operating as one big data-driven ecosystem.

Data collection will be at the heart of the smart city. Data will be collected from residents, transport systems and other city infrastructure. The data will reveal patterns in behavior or inefficient use of resources and the aim is to use this information to improve the living conditions for citizens. Amongst other things, data collection will result in notifications on the best times and the best routes to travel, personal energy usage, etc. Let’s look at how urban data collection could affect education and benefit schools.

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