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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: March 24th Oldham

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Like to Code, Like to Dance, This is Your Chance

Like to Code, Like to Dance, This is Your Chance

Roamer will dance at the start of the EU Code Week.  At the moment 23,043 events, involving 968,537+ students will take place in 45 Countries between the 7th and 22nd of October, 2017.  Roamer’s version of Strictly Come Dancing will take place at event run by University College London (UCL).  The venue is 103 Camley St., Kings Cross, London, N1C 4PF.  The event starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm.  For further information contact: e.makriyannis@gmail.com

If you’ve got Roamers but can’t attend you can still take part: see Dancing Lessons, Strictly Dancing Roamer.  What is code week and why take part? Continue reading

Roamer’s Secret is Out, “It Speaks Korean!”

Do you want Roamer to Speak Another Language?

Today we launched a Korean speaking Roamer.  Thanks to Paul Lee and his colleagues who taught Roamer to speak the Korean Language.  Roamer has the ability to speak any language on the planet.  Do you want to teach Roamer to speak French, Welsh, Italian or perhaps you want it to speak English with a Yorkshire accent.  Why not contact us and we will make your Roamer help you transform your robot.

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Congratulations Dr Lowenstein on Your Recent Honour

Roamer’s long-time educational adviser receives prestigious award

The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) honoured Dr Lowenstein for her efforts to promote equitable education with their “2016 Wings to Succeed Award”.  Ronnie’s tireless efforts in advising and encouraging Roamer’s development is one example of her contribution. Continue reading

How to Use Roamer to Bring about World Peace.

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 to Appear in Front of the US Congress

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.

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Paper Accepted for Bangkok Conference

Using Learning Intentions with Educational Robots

The Constructionism Conference 2016 has peer reviewed and accepted a paper written by Dave Catlin. It one of a series of papers in which Dave pioneers the use of Assessment for Learning methods with Educational Robots. The conference takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, 1st to 5th February 2016. Unfortunately, Dave cannot attend the conference so he will use Skype and a slide show to present the paper.

Constructionism 2016

The presentation is Session “17A : Math, Programming, Robots” and will take place at 11 am Friday Feb 5th.

Roamer is Part of PGCPS Arts Integration Programme

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

East Sussex Primary School Beat the Spooks

Crawley STEMFest Big Bang Event Finds New Champions

The first Big Bang Roamer attended was at the National Event just over two years ago.  Students were set the challenge Sum Pathways – the aim of which was to program Roamer to find the pathway through a grid that would gather highest cumulative score from start to finish.  The challenge not only grabbed the attention of the children but fascinated many of the neighbouring exhibitors in the maths zone.  Over the four days the high score kept growing and by the end the top score stood at a massive 759,942.  This score has now been beaten by boys and girls from All Saints and St Richard’s Primary School in Old Heathfield East Sussex at Crawley STEMfest Big Bang 2015.

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Roamer at the West Sussex Big Bang Fair

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 at the Big Bang South East England

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