Robohub focus on Robotics Education

Classroom robotics: Training teachers to code

*All images credit: ROBBO 30 teachers arrived, excited to learn. They rolled up their sleeves and placed laptops and Robot kits on the floor. The room filled with excitement (and laughter!) as ever...
22 March 2017, by

‘It’s a reminder we are making a difference in the world’: Girls of Steel follow up

The Girls of Steel – a competitive FIRST team in Pittsburg, PA – is on a mission to engage more young women into engineering. Over the last few years, we’ve heard what it’s like to be part of ...
14 December 2016, by and

How to get started (and progress) in robotics: A quick guide for teens and adults

I get many questions from people about how I think kids and adults should get started in robotics, how they should progress, and what they should buy, to learn about robotics. This is a quick guide t...
09 December 2015, by



The Open Academic Robot Kit, with Raymond Sheh

Transcript below.  In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Raymond Sheh, who is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Computing at Curtin University and head of the Intelligent Robots Group....
16 October 2015, by

Work, play and STEM: How robotics will bridge the gap

As advancements to how we approach STEM education and initiatives are on the rise around science, engineering and mathematics, we’re seeing a greater impact on how we recognize children’s developm...
08 October 2015, by



Robots and Communication, with Eleanor Sandry

Transcript included. In this episode, Ron Vanderkley speaks with Dr. Eleanor Sandry of Curtin University about her new book Robots and Communication. In the interview, we explore human to anim...
21 August 2015, by




Mobile Microrobotics Challenge, with Leanne King and Ioan Alexandru

Transcript below. In this interview, Audrow Nash talks to two teams from Mobile Microrobotics Challenge at the 2015 International Conference for Robotics and Automation (ICRA)....
07 August 2015, by



Mobile Robots and Virtual Worlds, with Riccardo Cassinis

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Professor Riccardo Cassinis from the University of Brescia in Italy about using robotics in education. Cassinis speaks about having children, from primary schoo...
06 February 2015, by

Breaking it down with the DanceBot: Getting started with electronics

The MP3 DanceBot is a little robot that dances to the beat of your music. It’s a project that began in the summer of 2011 to introduce students to the basics of electronics and robotics. Students le...
12 October 2013, by

Getting Started in Robotics, with Erin Kennedy

Link to audio file (22:28) In this episode, Sabine Hauert talks with Erin Kennedy at the Open Hardware Summit at MIT. Kennedy is famously know as RobotGrrl, the self-made roboticist and proud maker o...
04 October 2013, by

Classroom robotics: Motivating independent learning and discovery

Sharon Marzouk with a class of excited youngsters and their Thymio-based creations. Sharon has found classroom robotics is an excellent motivator for independent learning and discovery: “The way I ...
03 October 2013, by

Classroom robots: A great way to get young people started

"The Project" - David Peins' first classroom robot. “How did you get started in robotics?” is a question that people often ask when they meet me and I am surrounded by my robots. This past week...
02 October 2013, by

Students hope their ship inspection robot will significantly reduce dry-dock time for maritime transport industry, improve safety for inspectors

Students take a research tour with Damen ship repairs in Rotterdam. A team of students from ETH Zurich and ZHdK have developed a prototype for a robotic ship inspection unit that is capable of cond...
30 September 2013, by , and

Mentors of Steel: The role of mentoring in robotics education

The Girls of Steel – a competitive FIRST team located in Pittsburg, PA – is on a mission to draw more young women into engineering. We've already heard what it's like to be part of an all-girls ro...
27 September 2013, by , and

Getting into the driver’s seat: Girls of Steel tell us how they got hooked on robotics

Girls of Steel at the 2013 FIRST Championships. Photo credit: Walt Urbina. The Girls of Steel – a competitive FIRST team located in Pittsburg, PA – is on a mission to draw more young women into e...
26 September 2013, by and

My pathway to robotics

My name is Jaidyn Edwards. I am eighteen years old and live in South Australia. For me, being interested in robotics was part of an evolutionary process built upon a few core interests I had as a chil...
25 September 2013, by

Drones for Schools

To understand what the Drones for Schools program is, and how it came about, it helps to know a few things about my background. I didn't originally set out to be a STEM educator. I had some science ed...
24 September 2013, by

Getting started in robotics, an educational concern

I am profoundly convinced that if we are able to preserve the natural curiosity of early childhood in growing up individuals, without fail they will develop a durable attraction to science, technology...
23 September 2013, by

Origami Robots, with Nick Kohut

Link to audio file (24:09) In this episode Matthew Schroyer speaks with Nick Kohut, CEO of Dash Robotics, about their foldable hexapod robot and the ongoing crowdfunding campaign to get them into the...
20 September 2013, by

What is the best way to get a robotics education today? What do you look for when hiring?

After a (relatively) quiet August, Rohobub is gearing up again this September as everyone in the robotics community heads back to work and school. This month, as part of our soon-to-launch focus se...
15 September 2013, by

Robohub focus on robotics education

  Since posting the call for contributions in August, 2013, I was contacted by many enthusiastic and inspiring individuals who were interested in sharing their experience with budding roboticists. ...
15 September 2013, by

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