Roamer’s Ongoing Public Appearance Schedule
Check out where you will see Roamer next. You are welcome to go along and say hello. She would love to see you!
Forthcoming Events: Peace and Sustainability Forum 2nd July, London.
Logo Foundation Summer Workshops: June 20th to 24th Stone Ridge New York, July 11th to 16th New York City, August 1st to 3rd Missouri City, Texas
Waves of Change – Your Chance to Find out How.
Scientist turned science fiction writer Isaac Asimov, invented three laws of robotics. The first law says a robot may not injure a human being, yet war drones regularly buzz around battlefields. When educational robot Roamer heard about the European Pledge to Peace it just had to help. How can it do this? Continue reading
Roamer Movie to Premier
Roamer® received a summons to appear in front of the US Congress. On the 12th April she will attend the STEM on the Hill™ exhibition held on Capitol Hill. There she will appear in front of an invited audience which includes 535 Members of the US Congress and key Congressional staff. The audience will interrogate Roamer on her performance in the “Robotic Performing Arts Project™” created by Oxon Hill Middle School, in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Using Learning Intentions with Educational Robots
The presentation is Session “17A : Math, Programming, Robots” and will take place at 11 am Friday Feb 5th.
Project Full STEAM Ahead
Honoured as Superintendent of the year 2014 Dr Kevin Maxwell is now in charge of Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) in Maryland USA. Dr Maxwell is a strong believer in the arts. In 2010, the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance honoured his efforts to improve arts education. It is perhaps not surprise he has made arts integration as a key strand in his PGCPS policy. Add arts to STEM and you get STEAM: Science, Technology, engineering, arts and maths. Earlier this year saw the launch of a Roamer pilot project called Full STEAM Ahead. This follows up on earlier Robotic Performing Arts™ work done by Valiant. Continue reading
Crawley STEMFest Big Bang Event Finds New Champions
Roamer Does Its Maths Thing Again
Once again Roamer will be challenging students to find the Biggest Number at a Big Bang Event. This time time it is the Big Bang Fair South East 2015. Once again as guests of the Institute of Mathematics we will be supporting the Crawley STEMfest on the 30th June.
Roamer Research Expertise at the Forefront of Educational Robotics
Dr Stephanie Holmquist, US proponent and distributor of Roamer will be a panel member at an important Robotics Symposium on the 1st May at Brown’s University in the USA. Roamer designer, Dave Catlin will present a paper on educational robotic research and its impact in the classroom and a poster on mathematical modelling with Roamer in Switzerland on 21st May. Continue reading
The World’s Strongest Man competition sees people doing amazing things like carrying two large fridges over 30 m, pulling trucks or aircraft and what is the equivalent of carrying a fat man up a lot of stairs. I have to say I enjoy watching the programme. However, as an ex-crane designer I must tell them we have machines for doing that sort of stuff! Of course this inspired the StrongBot Contest which will be taken on by Year 7 and 8 Lambeth Academy Students as par of British Science Week. Continue reading
You may remember our heart warming articles on Liss and Kafuro Schools. Liss who use Roamer extensively introduced it to Kafuro their Ugandan partners in the Queen Elizabeth Parks Twinning Project. Ugandan teacher Mr Yowasi Byaruhanga had left the warmth of the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda for the for chilly climes of the Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire. Valiant took the opportunity to find out how Roamer was doing in Africa and donate some more Roamers. Continue reading