How Robots Improve STEM Education

Richard Margolin of RoboKind discusses how facial expressive robots improve STEM education initiatives and how robots connect better with autistic children. Robots for STEM is a coding course tailored for elementary students with self-guided curriculum. The problem today is that many elementary school teachers do not know how to code, or how to teach coding. The course allows the teacher to guide the kids along with a robot through interactive lessons. For instance, instead of plain text “Hello World” lessons, there is a robot that saves, smiles, and says “hi” while teaching the “Hello World” lesson. In trials, the robot increased enrollment for STEM courses from 3 children to 55 children.

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