The main goals of developing robots for education is to study how robots can improve the quality of education and give students a good basis in science and technology.… Read more
Robots are engaging and captivate the young generation’s imagination. Robots also provide a valuable educational tool and a hands-on-fun way of learning STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) by… Read more
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The year is 2032 and a meteorite has damaged a power station on Mars. 16 teams of school aged children spread across the world have each been given control… Read more
The robot Cellulo is being specifically developed within NCCR Robotics to be the pencils of the future in classrooms. The idea behind the robot is to make it cheap… Read more
Tweets by ThymioII NCCR Robotics promotes robotics in schools and amongst teachers; we work with teachers in Switzerland to prepare them to be able to confidently and effectively educate… Read more
EPFL inaugurated on Wednesday, October 10 2018 the LEARN Center for Learning Sciences. The Center will promote innovation in teaching and help formulate responses to the challenges being created by our society’s digital transformation. Its head, Francesco Mondada, and its co-founder, Pierre Dillenbourg, are both NCCR Robotics professors. EPFL has created a unique ecosystem of …
Over the past 4 years over 1000 teachers in Switzerland have been trained to use Thymio in the classroom, more than half of them were trained last year alone, showing the rapid growth in interest.
Alexandre Foucqueteau has taught Cellulo, a little hand-sized robot, how to help visually impaired children find their bearings and avoid obstacles in the classroom. Read the full story on EPFL media.
Welcome to the third of our Lab videos section where we introduce the NCCR Robotics lab, PI, NCCR Robotics members and their work. On this occasion we present Dillenbourg Lab.
June 12th, five groups of three STI master students competed in this year’s robot competition. Team 2 (Cyrill Baumann, Julien Di Tria and Shupeng Wei) won the competition with the RoBat robot.
The NCCR Robotics Steering Committee has officially validated the new members of the Education and Society Committee led by Francesco Mondada.
Congratulations to the team from the Dillenbourg and Mondada Labs who received the Best Paper Award at the Human-Robot Interaction (HRi) 2017 conference in Vienna, Austria for their work on the Cellulo Educational Robot. The award was presented for the paper “Cellulo: Versatile handheld robots for education” authored by Ayberk Ozgür, Séverin Lemaignan, Wafa Johal, …
Using the robot Thymio created out of NCCR Robotics, on 24th January a special edition of the R2t2 event took place in America and the Caribbean with 100 kids and teenagers competing.
23.01.17 – Submission deadline: 31st January 2017.An increasing amount of HRI research focuses on the development of social robots acting as tutors. While robots have been popular as a focus for STEM teaching (see Lego Mindstorms or Thymio), the use of robots as tutors is novel. The field of HRI has started reporting on how …
23.01.17 – Special Issue in International Journal of Social Robotics: Please submit the journal manuscripts by 01 March 2017.Research in Human-Robot interaction is being vastly applied to assist humans in their everyday lives. Pertaining to this context is the application of robots for educational purposes, which has been emerging these past few years. Some robotic platforms …
18 Mar – 19 Mar 2017
CoWriter project presented at GES, Dubai
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
6 Mar – 9 Mar 2017
Aula der Wissenschaft – Hall of Science, Vienna
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A low-cost bipedal walking robot kit with limited actuation and sensing capabilities was designed and built to achieve actively powered, passive dynamic walking locomotion over level ground. The walking system is composed of readily available parts and materials totaling less than $50 and can be assembled either from plans or pre-fabricated parts in less than a day. Indeed, the very first (and only) prototype was conceived and built in one day, and capable of walking within two more. In place of components utilized for the prototype shown and demonstrated, alternative parts and materials can be substituted and accommodated by relatively simple design changes, allowing this robot construction to be adapted to different resource availability, in some cases key to the success of research or education.