Harvard researchers built a $10 robot for teaching coding

Robots are becoming popular educational tools in Australia due to the inclusion of coding in the National Technologies Curriculum. “The Wyss educational robotics team is working to ignite a passion for science and technology among students at a young age by building robots that introduce the fundamentals of programming and controlling robots” (source) which retail for around $10! The Affordable Education Robot, better known as AERobot, can:
– Move forward and backward on flat, smooth surfaces
– Turn
– Detect the direction of incoming light
– Identify distances using infrared light
– Follow lines and edges (source)
Below is a video demonstration:

For more information about hardware and software visit: the Wyss Institute.

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